Greek Pasta Salad


This quick, healthy Greek pasta salad recipe is tossed with all the elements of a Greek salad--plus chickpeas for added protein. This pasta salad holds well in the refrigerator or a cooler and tastes even better as the pasta absorbs the tomato-infused vinaigrette. Serve with pita chips.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings, about 2 cups each


  • 2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat farfalle or similar-size pasta

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed

  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • cup quartered pitted Kalamata olives

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried


  1. Put a large pot of water on to boil.

  2. Combine tomatoes, garlic, oil and vinegar in a large bowl; let stand while you cook the pasta.

  3. Cook pasta in the boiling water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain again.

  4. Add the pasta to the tomato mixture along with chickpeas, cucumber, feta, olives and oregano; gently toss to combine.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

480 Calories
19g Fat
65g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 480
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Vitamin A 698IU 14%
Vitamin C 15mg 17%
Folate 84mcg 21%
Sodium 498mg 22%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 88mg 21%
Potassium 447mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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