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Creamy Greek Pasta Salad Recipe

Delicious Creamy Greek Pasta Salad recipe, with all the ingredients you love in a traditional Greek Salad like cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, black olives, and feta, mixed with Italian bowtie pasta.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Greek
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 349kcal


  • 9 oz dry bowtie pasta
  • 1 medium cucumber (chopped)
  • ½ medium bell pepper (sliced)
  • ½ cup red onion (sliced)
  • cups grape tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 1 6 oz can whole black olives
  • cups crumbled feta
  • ½ cup spicy chili peppers


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sea salt (to salt boiling water)


  • Add water and 1 tablespoon of salt to a six-quart Dutch oven. Bring to a boil, then add pasta.
  • Stir the pasta to keep it from sticking together and cook for ten minutes, or according to package directions. Drain the pasta in a strainer and rinse with cold water.
  • Add cucumber, bell pepper, red onion, tomatoes, black olives, and hot chili peppers to a medium-sized bowl. Add pasta to the bowl and mix to combine.
  • Whisk dressing ingredients together in a measuring cup. Pour dressing over the pasta salad and gently mix to combine. 
  • Sprinkle feta cheese over the pasta salad and fold in until completely incorporated. Chill and serve as a side or appetizer.


  • Put some of the salad dressing aside and stir it in just prior to serving. This really wakes up the flavor of the pasta salad.
  • Pepperoncini peppers are also great in this salad.
  • If you are short on time just use Paul Newman's Balsamic Vinaigrette instead of making it from scratch.
  • Cubes of cheddar and salami are also great additions to this Creamy Greek Salad Recipe.


Serving: 8people | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 48448140mg | Potassium: 10247mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 613IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 30169mg | Iron: 414mg