This Greek pasta salad is refreshing, easy, and a great way to enjoy fresh produce. With spinach, feta and vegetables, it's filling and packed with useful nutrients.
Greek pasta salad is super easy to make! Here is everything you need:
- Pasta - a short pasta like penne or fusilli is best.
- Tomatoes - perfectly ripe, juicy tomatoes are the best part of Greek salads.
- Spinach - lovely, crispy spinach is the perfect leafy green for this salad.
- Feta cheese - crumbled on top this brings so much flavour.
- Green peppers - adds the crunch.
- Olives - healthy fats and tastes great. I prefer kalamata or black olives.
- Red onion - adds flavour and colour.
How to make Greek salad with pasta
Cook pasta according to the instructions on the package until it's perfectly al dente. Drain off the excess water, and rinse the cooked pasta under cold water.
Slice and dice the vegetables to your liking, and combine them in a salad bowl. Add the cooked pasta and crumbled feta cheese, and combine.
Drizzle your favourite salad dressing on top. I like using plain lemon juice, lemon pepper vinaigrette, or Greek red wine vinaigrette.
Leftover Greek pasta salad can be stored for up to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. I recommend leaving any dressing out, and only adding this right before serving.
Alternatively, you can store the pasta separately from the vegetables, and assemble the salad when you are ready to eat if you are concerned about the veggies and spinach being soggy.
Serve Greek salad with pasta as is, or with a side of crusty bread as a light meal for lunch or dinner.
You can also serve this as a side dish, or part of a Mediterranean style potluck. I think it would be perfect paired with lemon chicken, cod wrapped in prosciutto, roast chicken or stuffed peppers.
Frequently asked questions
Can you omit any ingredients? - Absolutely! Leave out the vegetables you don't like. You can also ditch the feta cheese or pasta if you prefer. Feel free to add any ingredients you like as well, this recipe is very easy to adapt!
Is this allergy friendly? - This recipe is nut free and egg free. It can be made dairy free by omitting the feta cheese. Use gluten free pasta if you want to avoid gluten.
Is Greek salad healthy? - Yes! This salad is really good for you, with healthy fats, plenty of vitamins, and enough calories to keep you full for hours.
More Mediterranean style salads
- Orzo salad with spinach, feta and lemon
- Italian salad with mozzarella and salami
- Couscous salad with pomegranate
- Orzo Pesto Salad
Greek pasta salad with feta and spinach
- 100 g pasta
- 1 red onion
- 1 green bell pepper
- black olives
- 3 tomatoes
- ½ large cucumber
- 75 g feta cheese
- ½ lemon (or lemon juice)
- Cook the pasta following package instructions
- Cut all vegetables into bite sized pieces and combine in a large bowl
- When the pasta is cooked, rinse it with cold water to cool it down completely, then add to the salad
- Crumble feta cheese over and combine
- Optional: Squeeze half a lemon or some lemon juice over the top and combine. This acts as a very refreshing dressing.
Jeannette (Jay Joy)
This greek pasta salad with feta and spinach looks amazing. Greek pasta literally never gets old and I only keep finding better recipes. I love the RED onions. It makes it pop. Thank you!
I agree, Greek salad is honestly just so good! Glad you like it! 🙂
Greek pasta salad is always a must when we have a bbq.
For us too! Such a great versatile dish 🙂
Anything Greek forever has my heart! Great recipe! Lots of flavors and textures!
YES! Thank you, glad you like it 🙂
I love Greek salad! Looks so delicious and perfect for the summer - such a healthy idea for dinner ♥
I agree! Glad you like it 🙂
Love this salad! All of those fresh flavors and a bit of pasta... doesn't get any better than this! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
I'm glad you like it! 🙂