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When you need a quick, delicious, and versatile dish, this Fast and Easy Pasta Salad is the perfect solution. Packed with fresh vegetables, tangy feta cheese, and a zesty homemade dressing, this salad is a delightful blend of flavors and textures. Whether you’re looking for a light lunch, a side dish for a summer barbecue, or a quick option for a potluck, this pasta salad comes together in no time and is sure to be a hit. Its vibrant colors and refreshing taste make it not only a treat for your taste buds but also a feast for the eyes. Get ready to enjoy a dish that’s as easy to prepare as it is to enjoy!

Fast and Easy Pasta Salad Recipe


  • For the Salad:
    • 8 oz (about 2 cups) rotini or any short pasta
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1 cup cucumber, diced
    • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
    • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
    • 1/2 cup black olives, sliced
    • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
    • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • For the Dressing:
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
    • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the Pasta:
    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente.
    • Drain and rinse under cold water to cool the pasta quickly. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  3. Assemble the Salad:
    • In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, black olives, feta cheese, and parsley.
    • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat everything evenly.
  4. Serve:
    • You can serve the pasta salad immediately or chill it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
    • Before serving, give the salad a quick toss to redistribute the dressing.

Enjoy your fast and easy pasta salad! This dish is perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a refreshing side for any meal.

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