Easy Greek Pasta Salad

A fresh and easy Greek Pasta Salad just in time for summer! This crowd-pleasing side dish is tasty with grilled meats and at all your backyard barbecues.
A fresh and easy Greek Pasta Salad just in time for summer! This crowd-pleasing side dish is tasty with grilled meats and at all your backyard barbecues.
Ingredients

  •     1 pound rotini or other small pasta
  •     Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  •     1/2 cup olive oil
  •     1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  •     1 clove garlic, minced
  •     1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  •     8 ounces Persian cucumbers, diced (about 3)
  •     1/4 cup sliced red onion
  •     1 pint grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  •     1 (8 ounce) chunk feta cheese, cubed
  •     1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives

Instructions

  1.     To cook the pasta, bring 4 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to a boil.
  2.     Add pasta and cook according to package instructions, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  3.     Drain well and rinse with cold water.
  4.     Meanwhile, to make the dressing, in a small bowl whisk oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  5.     In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, cucumbers, onion, tomatoes, feta, and olives.
  6.     Drizzle with dressing.
  7.     Toss gently until uniformly combined and serve.