Greek Pasta Salad

  • 15MINS
  • 10MINS
  • Serves 2
  • 367KCAL

Pack this Greek Pasta Salad for lunch and you’ll be looking forward to it all day! It has all the best bits of a fresh Greek salad, with pasta mixed in to fill you up and fuel the day ahead.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories367
  • Carbs44g
  • Protein24g
  • Fat9.1g
  • Saturates4.2g
  • Sugars9.8g

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If you don’t think a salad can be hearty and filling, you need to give this Greek Pasta Salad a whirl. We’ve kept all the best bits of the traditional, Greek-inspired salad, added in some pasta to fill you up and switched to a light, lemony feta dressing to keep the calories low. 

The salad mix includes leaves, cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes and black olives, which add in that lovely salty flavour. Just about any pasta would work in this recipe, but we recommend using a small shape like fusilli, penne or conchiglie – they’ll mix into the salad nicely and get coated in the creamy, cheesy dressing. 

Speaking of the dressing, this is going to be your new go-to salad dressing! Blend up the ingredients to get a smooth, creamy lemon and feta sauce that packs so much flavour into every bite. 

Say goodbye to boring lunches! This salad will keep well in the fridge overnight so it’s perfect for prepping for tomorrow’s lunch.

What diets is this Greek Pasta Salad suitable for?

You can easily make this Greek Pasta Salad gluten free by using a gluten free pasta. Feta cheese can often contain rennet, which is not suitable for vegetarians. To make this recipe vegetarian friendly, swap the feta for a vegetarian Greek salad cheese. 

As always, please take extra care when cooking for people with allergies and be sure to use different utensils, cookware and preparation areas.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Greek Pasta Salad recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Greek Pasta Salad?

This is a super simple recipe, with no special ingredients. 

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How many calories are in this Greek Pasta Salad?

There are 367 calories per portion in this Greek Pasta Salad recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions (usually for 9-12 minutes in a pan of boiling salted water). Drain, rinse under cold water and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

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Step 2

While the pasta cooks, place the ingredients for the dressing in a blender and blitz to a smooth dressing.

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Step 3

Mix together the pasta, tomatoes, cucumber, onions and olives.

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Step 4

Place the salad leaves on 2 plates, divide the pasta mix between them, and crumble on the feta.

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Step 5

Drizzle over the yoghurt dressing and serve.

 

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The beauty of adding in the pasta is that this is a filling meal that’s still lovely and light. You can serve it on its own, or add any of the following recipes to enjoy with your meal:

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How do you know when Greek Pasta Salad is cooked?

You’ll need to cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. It will usually need boiling in a pan of salted water for 9-12 minutes. 

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Greek Pasta Salad in the fridge?

Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours.

You can store any leftovers of this Greek Pasta Salad in the fridge in a container with a lid for 1 day. You can also store the dressing separately and this will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Can I freeze Greek Pasta Salad?

This recipe contains lots of fresh salad vegetables so it’s not suitable for freezing.

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Greek Pasta Salad

Pack this Greek Pasta Salad for lunch and you’ll be looking forward to it all day! It has all the best bits of a fresh Greek salad, with pasta mixed in to fill you up and fuel the day ahead.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 367
  • Carbs 44G

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 100 g small pasta shapes, eg. fusilli, penne or conchiglie
  • 150 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 75 g cucumber, sliced into half moon shapes
  • ½ a red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 10 black olives, halved
  • a couple of handfuls of mixed salad leaves
  • 50 g reduced fat feta or Greek salad cheese

For the dressing

  • 100 g fat free Greek yoghurt
  • 50 g reduced fat feta or Greek salad cheese
  • juice of half a lemon
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • 2 sprigs of oregano, leaves removed from stalks
  • pinch of black pepper

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Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions (usually for 9-12 minutes in a pan of boiling salted water). Drain, rinse under cold water and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  2. While the pasta cooks, place the ingredients for the dressing in a blender and blitz to a smooth dressing.
  3. Mix together the pasta, tomatoes, cucumber, onions and olives.
  4. Place the salad leaves on 2 plates, divide the pasta mix between them, and crumble on the feta.
  5. Drizzle over the yoghurt dressing and serve.

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