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!
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.
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!
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
I just made this recipe and left it overnight in the refrigerator. I added one bag of Trader Joe’s sun-dried tomatoes because I love them. My salad is dry (maybe because of the sun-dried tomatoes?). I just made another half-batch of the dressing and added it, but it is still dry. Other than that, the flavor of this salad is great. Next time I’ll double the dressing.
Good stuff. Answered some questions even thought there older posted. Might helps someone. Great for a party. Made this for wife’s office party. Doubled for more people. Yummm
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!
That sounds great! I am glad that you made it your own! Thank you so much for sharing and following along with me! XOXO
Hi, recipe look delicious and can’t wait to try it.
This was fantastic! I added cut up zucchini as well. I can’t wait to make this recipe again.
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!
and is the dil necessary?
If you don’t like dill. Use most any fresh herb you like. Dill just adds that pucker herb flavor. Explore your recipe. If you don’t like something, there is usually a sub in the same family.
If you sub garlic power or any dried herb in a recipe. Just use a a little less of any herb. To answer your question. Yes. 1/8 teaspoon +- to one clove.
Simple and beautiful–love it! Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂
hey girl This looks so good! Have a great weekend!
How many servings does this make? Sounds fabulous!!
I would say 4-6. 🙂
Looks amazing, I make a similar salad and add artichoke hearts as well as sliced up preserved lemon (I live in a hot climate without air conditioning so the added salt helps retain water rather just sweating it out)