Greek Spaghetti Salad is an easy pasta salad recipe loaded with roasted red peppers, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese, and topped with a Greek vinaigrette

Greek Spaghetti Salad topped with fetaGreek Spaghetti Salad

I love Greek flavors, the smokey flavor of roasted red peppers, fresh, crisp cucumbers, tangy feta cheese, and of course olives…I didn’t really appreciate olives until I was an adult but Kalamata olives are my absolute favorite. All of these amazing flavors can be found in this easy Greek Spaghetti Salad. It is an amazing summer side dish that you can make in just 30 minutes. It is the perfect summer potluck recipe!

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Tips for making Greek Spaghetti Salad:

  • Make sure you salt the water when you boil your spaghetti. This will give the pasta a little more flavor.
  • Make it ahead of time! Cook your pasta and chop your vegetables the day before and store everything together in an airtight container. Make and store your Greek vinaigrette separately. When you’re ready to eat pour the vinaigrette over the pasta salad and toss it until everything is well coated.
  • You can roast your own red peppers or save some time and use a jar of roasted red peppers.

dressing poured over Greek Spaghetti Salad

Homemade Greek Vinaigrette:

The dressing is just as important as all of the things that go into the spaghetti salad. I started making my own homemade Greek vinaigrette years ago for simple cucumber salads and that’s what I use for this recipe. It is a really simple mix of olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, garlic, a little sugar to balance out the vinegar, and salt & pepper. Everything goes into a mason jar with the lid tightly screwed on. Give it a good shake and the dressing is ready. Pour it over the Greek Spaghetti Salad and toss everything together for the ultimate pasta salad for summer picnics!

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Greek Spaghetti Salad

Greek Spaghetti Salad is an easy summer pasta salad recipe that comes together really quick. It is loaded with roasted red peppers, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese, topped with a homemade Greek vinaigrette. It's my latest obsession!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Spaghetti, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
  • 2 Cucumbers, diced
  • 2 cups Roasted red peppers
  • 1/4 cup Red onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine spaghetti, cucumbers, roasted red peppers, red onion, and feta cheese.
  • In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss gently until everything is fully combined.

Notes

If you are making this the day before stop after step 2 and place your pasta salad in one resealable container and your dressing in a separate container. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Then pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss until everything is well coated. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 358kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 1207mg, Potassium: 331mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 430IU, Vitamin C: 22.1mg, Calcium: 192mg, Iron: 1.7mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: feta cheese, greek dressing, greek salad, kalamata olives, potluck recipes, spaghetti salad

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