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Greek Pasta Salad with Spinach
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Greek Pasta Salad with Spinach

Easy Greek Pasta Salad - perfect make-ahead side dish for parties and picnics.  A simple salad that combines al dente pasta, healthy veggies, and a Greek salad dressing. Tastes like something you would eat in a Mediterranean restaurant.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Keyword Greek Pasta Salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 432kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

Greek Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • salt and pepper , to taste

Greek Pasta Salad

  • 8 oz penne pasta , uncooked
  • 6 oz spinach , fresh, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , yellow, each sliced in half
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , red, each sliced in half
  • ½ cup black olives , pitted, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup feta cheese , crumbled

Instructions

Cook pasta

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Rinse with cold water. Drain.

How to make Greek vinaigrette

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, minced garlic.

How to make Greek pasta salad

  • In a large bowl combine cooked penne pasta, chopped spinach, and sliced cherry tomatoes.  Add sliced black olives, and crumbled feta cheese.
  •  Pour the salad dressing over the pasta salad. Stir to combine.

Notes

  • This Greek pasta salad tastes the best if you let it rest for 2 hours.  This allows the flavors to get absorbed.
  • Store the salad in the fridge for up to 4 days, in an airtight container.
  • After you added the dressing, season the salad with salt and pepper, if needed.
  • For creamier dressing add a touch of Greek yogurt.

Nutrition

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4495IU | Vitamin C: 33.7mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2.7mg