Greek Tzatziki Pasta Salad

Greek Tzatziki Pasta Salad is a delicious pasta salad with fresh cucumbers, kalamata olives, and cherry tomatoes.  It is tossed in a tangy tzatziki dressing and is perfect for your next potluck!

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It is getting HOT outside.  And our AC has been running all day.  Say hello to ginormous summer electric bills.  I just noticed it is 78 degrees in our house which means the ac is probably going out.  Hallelujah that we are moving into our new house next week!  I am one of those people that keeps our ac at low temperatures and sleeps with the window open in the winter time.  So I am dying that it is 78 degrees in here!

Hot house+moving= I am going crazy!

Although it is getting hot outside we are loving the summer weather!  We have BBQ’s almost every night of the week.  We love spending time outside.   And pasta salads are always a must at any summer BBQ that we have.

You guys are going to love this pasta salad.  It has simple fresh ingredients and it is tossed in a tangy tzatziki dressing.

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This salad uses minimal ingredients.  Pasta, crisp cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives,  and feta cheese.  It is full of such amazing flavor.  It is tossed in a tangy and creamy tzatziki dressing and is the perfect pasta salad!

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I love fresh dill and it adds a sweet flavor to the tangy tzatziki dressing.  This pasta salad came together quickly and easily and it is perfect for your next summer gathering!

Greek Tzatziki Pasta Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Greek Tzatziki Pasta Salad is a delicious pasta salad with fresh cucumbers, kalamata olives, and cherry tomatoes. It is tossed in a tangy tzatziki dressing and is perfect for your next potluck!

Ingredients

  • 1 16-oz. package penne pasta
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives sliced
  • 2 cucumbers diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large sized bowl. Add kalamata olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta cheese.
  2. In a small bowl whisk the greek yogurt, olive oil, chopped dill, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and garlic. Add to the large bowl and toss all ingredients together. Chill for one hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Tzatziki Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1178 Calories from Fat 927
% Daily Value*
Fat 103g158%
Saturated Fat 41g205%
Cholesterol 200mg67%
Sodium 4867mg203%
Potassium 1280mg37%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 2110IU42%
Vitamin C 60mg73%
Calcium 1210mg121%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. can I use garlic powder instead? and is gluten free pasta fine for this recipe? Also, how long can this be stored in the fridge? thanks!

  2. Great recipe! I’ve made it several times as per the recipe, and it’s great. I’ve also tweaked it by adding 1 1/2 cup grilled chicken breast (cubed) or pepperoni cubes! It’s great cold and a favorite of ours!

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