We all love an easy and flavorful side dish, and Easy Greek Couscous Pasta Salad is an answer to that need! Toss this together in 20 minutes and serve all year long. Full of delicious Greek flavors and perfect for serving at room temp or chilled!
You can never go wrong with pasta salad! Am I right or am I right?!
And today we are putting a Greek twist on a summertime favorite. I may or may not be cooking all the Greek food since I am missing being there from our trip this spring. Just trying to bring a little of Greece back to Kentucky. It doesn't quite hit the same .... but it will do!
Easy Greek couscous pasta salad will be an easy and go-to side dish during the hot summer months! Serve right after making or chilled and in 20 minutes you will have a Greek twist on pasta salad everyone will love!
- Israeli Couscous* (or also known as pearl couscous)
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Kalamata Olives
- Red Onion
Lemon Dressing Ingredients
- Olive Oil
- Dijon Mustard
- Fresh Chives
- Fresh Oregano
- Red Pepper Flakes
How to Make
- Make the Israeli couscous according to package directions (making sure to add salt to the water for flavor).
- While it is cooking, slice and prep your veggies.
- In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the dressing and whisk to combine.
- After the couscous is finished cooking, put it into a large bowl and fluff with a fork.
- Add in all the veggies, olives, feta, and dressing. Toss and stir with a rubber spatula until the couscous is all combined with the dressing.
- Enjoy right away or place in the fridge to chill for a couple of hours until needed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Keep Greek couscous pasta salad covered airtight in the fridge for 2-3 days.
I personally think this is best eaten right after making (or 1 to 2 hours after if chilling). That way the cucumbers will be fresh and still crisp and all the veggies still prime. You can definitely enjoy leftovers, I just find this is best enjoyed making the day you plan on eating it.
Absolutely! Just sub amount for whatever pasta shape you want in the same amount and make according to the recipe below. You can also sub regular couscous or even quinoa if you would like. Any gluten free pasta option will work as well.
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