Sandy's Greek Pasta Salad


I invented this fresh and easy recipe when I found myself continually invited to summer potlucks, and I needed a no-fuss dish to make. You can even make this the day before. A quick, easy, and healthy pasta salad that is great for potlucks and always a crowd-pleaser.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained

  • 1 (10 ounce) container grape tomatoes, halved

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced

  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained

  • ¼ red onion, finely diced

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, diced

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (12 ounce) package tricolored (rainbow) rotini pasta

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. Stir garbanzo beans, grape tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, red onion, olive oil, garlic, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, basil, salt, and black pepper in a large salad bowl.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 10 minutes; drain. Gently fold pasta into salad and chill 15 to 20 minutes to blend flavors. Mix feta cheese into salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

337 Calories
12g Fat
48g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 337
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 398mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 323mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.