Light Greek Pasta Salad

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Light Greek Pasta Salad a fresh, flavorful pasta salad that is perfect for lunch, dinner, potlucks, or BBQs! Great as a main dish OR a side dish!

Light Greek Pasta Salad in a Bowl

Light Greek Pasta Salad

Something about summer always makes me and my family start to crave pasta salad. It’s just a great way to eat something cold and refreshing, but with a little more bulk than some green salads provide. Plus, who doesn’t love a good plate of pasta? Especially when it tastes as delicious as this one. You’ll love the blend of flavors in this. It’s so fresh and light. The tangy lemon and sweet honey in the dressing, the fresh mint and bitter olives, and the added crunch of the cucumbers and red onions combines to make every bite a delight! With so much flavor, you would never guess that this salad is a healthier version of a regular Light Greek Pasta Salad.

What Makes It Healthier?

There are only 2 tablespoons of olive oil in this dressing. The extra creaminess comes from the Dijon mustard and honey. I love any kind of pasta salad, but I can usually do without the heavy dressings, especially when the pasta is drowning in it. This is definitely not the case with this salad. The dressing doesn’t overpower the pasta and the vegetables. It’s always better when these fresh ingredients get to speak for themselves.

Make It A Main Dish

This Light Greek Pasta Salad is a meal in itself, but if you want to make it a little heartier you can add grilled chicken or serve it as a side with our Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce or with our Easy Crockpot Gyros. If you are a fan of the tastes of the Mediterranean, you may also like our Mediterranean Flatbread Pizzas. Counting calories and fat? In a 1 ¼ cup serving of this Light Greek Pasta Salad there are 280 calories, and 7 grams of fat.

Light Greek Pasta Salad in a white Bowl with a fork on the side.

Light Greek Pasta Salad

5 from 5 votes
Light Greek Pasta Salad a fresh, flavorful pasta salad that is perfect for lunch, dinner, potlucks, or BBQs! Great as a main dish OR a side dish!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Refrigeration 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4

Ingredients

Dressing

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • In a small bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients and mix well. Set aside.
  • Drain pasta and rinse well with cold water.
  • Add cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, red onion, and mint leaves to the pasta.
  • Pour dressing over the pasta and vegetables and gently mix. Sprinkle with feta cheese.
  • Refrigerating for at least 1 hour before serving will really bring out the flavors in the salad.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 543kcalCarbohydrates: 84gProtein: 16gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 701mgPotassium: 626mgFiber: 6gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 872IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 2mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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