Creamy Feta Greek Style Cucumber Pasta Salad

Sharing my Greek Pasta Salad today! “Healthier” Creamy Feta Greek Style Cucumber Pasta Salad coming at ya today!

Creamy Feta Greek Style Cucumber Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

This Greek pasta salad is such a treat! The crunch of the cucumbers with the salty bites of kalamata olives are my favorite part of this salad along with the yogurt based feta dressing. Enjoy this crisp, zesty salad!

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How To Make Greek Pasta Salad

  1. Place cucumbers, cooked pasta, garbanzo beans, olives, Feta, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  2. To prepare dressing, place yogurt, buttermilk, Feta, shallots, olive oil, dill, thyme, garlic salt and black pepper into a blender. Blend until smooth and combined. Pour over salad then stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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I used Fusilli whole wheat pasta from Delallo today.

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You’ll need two hot house cucumbers. I quartered and thinly sliced them.

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Place in a nice big mixing bowl and get ready to add the rest of the ingredients.

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Oh how I love garbanzo beans/chick peas. Add those babies next.

olives and feta

Chop up some kalamata olives and stir in some Feta Cheese.

Dressing 2

The dressing is a Greek yogurt and buttermilk based creamy dressing. There’s Feta Cheese, dill, thyme, garlic and more 🙂

How To Make Dressing For Pasta Salad

  1. To prepare dressing, place yogurt, buttermilk, Feta, shallots, olive oil, dill, thyme, garlic salt and black pepper into a blender. Blend until smooth and combined. Pour over salad then stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Pour your dressing over, give a good stir and enjoy! It’s even better the second day after it’s marinated a bit.

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Creamy Feta Greek Style Cucumber Pasta Salad

Greek Style Cucumber Pasta Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Jenny
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Ingredients

  • 2 large Hot House Cucumbers quartered and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups dry pasta of choice cooked to al dente
  • 15 ounce can garbanzo beans drained
  • 1 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry’s Garlic Salt
  • Creamy Feta Yogurt Dressing
  • Dressing
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon Lawry’s Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place cucumbers, cooked pasta, garbanzo beans, olives, Feta, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • To prepare dressing, place yogurt, buttermilk, Feta, shallots, olive oil, dill, thyme, garlic salt and black pepper into a blender. Blend until smooth and combined. Pour over salad then stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 545mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 138IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1mg
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26 Responses
  1. I love pasta salads stuffed with crunchy veg, this looks right up my alley!

    Ps: I’m I the only one who automatically thinks pesto cavatappi from Noodles when I see that shape of noodles?

  2. Yummy! That looks delicious! This would be a perfect lunch for me to fuel up my carbs before an evening run. I think I will give this a try as soon as I complete my 21 days gluten free. I will be devouring lots of pasta to fuel up for my upcoming half marathons! Thanks for sharing! Greek salads are the best!

  3. Ashley W

    Hi Jenny! This recipe looks delish. I have an unrelated ?…Do you have another cookbook in the works?!?!? Please say YES!!! I have Picky Palate cookbook and have had success w/ every recipe so far, and plan to cook all the rest this year. I just really need another Picky Palate cookbook 🙂

    Ashley

    1. Hi Ashley, thanks so much for your comment! I do not have another Picky Palate cookbook in the works, but who knows what the future holds. Soooo glad you are enjoying my cookbook, I’ll always be writing recipes on Picky Palate!!

  4. I hadn’t realized I was craving pasta salad until right about now. Your pasta salad looks really good. I was just looking at cucumbers the other day at the store, and thought I don’t need one this week, but now I’m wishing I had picked one up.

  5. borisa

    Great stuff!!! I can say very common ingredients in this part of Europe (Balkans) you used for this dish.
    People one of those, MUST TRY meals!!!
    Thank you for good recipe!!!

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