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Loaded with fresh veggies, olives, artichoke hearts, and feta cheese and then dressed in a yogurt-based garlic and cucumber Tzatziki Sauce.

This Light and Creamy Greek Pasta Salad is a flavorful side dish or vegetarian main course that’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, and make-ahead lunches this season! Best of all, the quick and easy recipe is ready in about 20 minutes!

A Greek pasta salad in a bowl with a spoon at the side

 

Hey, friends! Happy Friday! Any fun plans this weekend? In spite of the cool and rainy week that we have had, I’m looking forward to the typical warm and sunny spring weather that we will soon be enjoying so that we can get back to dining outdoors, grilling our food, and socializing with friends at picnics!

It seems like I’m always trying to come up with easy salads and satisfying sides to take with us to these gatherings — and I always wait until the last minute to do so! If you’ve got cookouts or other fun activities on your weekend agenda, then I highly suggest that you whip up a batch of this Greek Pasta Salad!

Today’s pasta salad recipe is a delicious option that will make everyone at your party happy — after all, you can’t beat the combination of classic Greek-inspired ingredients!

A white bowl of Greek pasta salad sitting on a white and red table cloth

Enjoy This Greek Pasta Salad As A Main Or Side

For those vegetarians in the crowd who might not want to indulge in barbecued ribs or a juicy burger, this dish is satisfying enough to serve as a meatless entree.

But for those other folks with piles of chicken on their plates, a serving of this light and fresh salad is the perfect complement to the classic cookout fare. It might be “creamy” but it’s jam-packed with plenty of filling fresh vegetables with a satiating combination of fiber, flavor, and texture.

An overhead shot of a Greek pasta salad with tomatoes and cucumber

Whether you prep this salad over the weekend to keep on hand for easy lunches during the week, or share it with friends at your next picnic, this easy 20-minute recipe is sure to be a winner!

Looking for other great foods to serve at your next cookout? Try these favorites:

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A Greek pasta salad in a bowl with a spoon at the side

Light and Creamy Greek Pasta Salad

5 from 2 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 7 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
Servings 16 (1-cup servings)
Calories 250 kcal
A light, creamy and flavorful Greek pasta salad that's perfect for picinics, barbecues and lunches.

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces rotini pasta or another small shape like farfalle or elbows
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 cup pitted olives sliced (I use kalamata olives)
  • 2 seedless cucumbers peeled and diced
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 10 ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 ½ cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 24 ounces prepared tzatziki sauce I used two 12-ounce containers*

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions. Rinse with cold water, drain, and cool.
  • While the pasta cooks, chop your veggies for the salad.
  • Place pasta in a large bowl. Stir in onion, olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts. Add tzatziki sauce and toss to coat. Fold in feta cheese, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

*You can find prepared tzatziki sauce (which I love as a shortcut instead of making my own) in most regular grocery stores. Look in the refrigerated part of the produce section where you also get hummus and salad dressings!

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 7gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 572mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 685IUVitamin C: 9.5mgCalcium: 150mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword: Greek pasta, pasta salad
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Author: The Seasoned Mom

 

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  1. What a tasty pasta salad! I would’ve never thought to use tzatziki sauce! So creative, Blair. I love the greek flavors, so perfect for summer!

  2. 5 stars
    I love pasta salads and the tzatziki is brilliant, Blair! I often use some kind of yogurt dressing but this would be so much tastier! Yay for summer and salads! Sharing 🙂

  3. My husband loves tzatziki sauce and would go crazy over this pasta salad! I sounds so wonderful for summer!

  4. My nieces and nephew would loooooove this! that sauce. creamy perfection! gonna definitely remember for our next potluck!

  5. 5 stars
    I am so ready for grilling season and BBQs too – let’s get outdoors and enjoy! And this definitely looks like the perfect dish to take to a gathering. A sure-fire crowd pleaser 🙂 Yummed and pinned!