Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad


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About this recipe: Penne pasta is tossed with tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers and black olives, then dressed in lemon juice and olive oil.

Sara Hardy

Serves: 8 

  • 1 (500g) pack penne pasta
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • handful black olives, pitted and chopped

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain, and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together oil, lemon juice, basil and black pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, tomatoes, green pepper, onion, cucumber and black olives. Add dressing, and toss to coat. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

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Reviews (7)


Used different ingredients. I love this recipe...although I've made a few slight changes to it. I add feta cheese. It's best to get the block kind of feta and break it up into big chunks b/c when you mix the whole salad, it'll break up the feta. Already crumbled or cubed feta breaks down too much. Also, try 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar instead of lemon juice or half the lemon juice and a little red wine vinegar. I sometimes sprinkle with a little oregano. - 24 Jul 2008


Something else. I used only half a pack of pasta and it made 3 big servings. I also used half a red onion only. Then I added about 100g cubed feta cheese - 01 Oct 2009


Used different ingredients. Very nice salad, however I did add more seasonings than called for. To make it a little more Greek, I also added feta cheese. Thanks! - 24 Jul 2008

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