bowtie Greek pasta with tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in a shell bowl

Bowtie Greek Pasta

What’s not to love about Bowtie Greek Pasta that tastes like a Greek salad? This yummy recipe just screams summer!

Why You’ll Love This Salad

I can’t think of anything better to serve on a scorching summer day than Bowtie Greek Pasta. It’s got everything you love in one big bowl….tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, olives and pasta. Yum to the YUM.

Kalamata olives are one of those things you either love or hate. I happen to be a lover. I can’t get enough of them. The salty, bitter brine is delicious. But, if you prefer the milder taste of black olives, you could use those instead.

Back to the pasta. It’s light, packed with flavor…and the perfect accompaniment to Grilled Pork Tenderloin. This dish can be served as is, or with grilled chicken on top. It also goes great with any type of seafood.

Can I Substitute Types of Pasta?

I’m all about making a recipe your own, so if you want to try a different type of pasta in this dish…go for it!

There are as many types of pasta as there are stars in the sky, but some of my favorites are rotelle, angel hair, cavatappi, and fusilli (corkscrew). Any of those pastas would compliment the other ingredients.

Shopping List

  • bowtie pasta
  • feta cheese
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • sweet onion
  • Kalamata olives
  • Greek dressing
  • dried parsley

How To Make It

Here’s the best part…this recipe comes together in a flash! Just boil the pasta, and while it’s cooking, chop the veggies.

Toss it all together with Greek dressing and feta cheese, and you’ve got a light lunch or dinner ready in 30 minutes!

With a recipe as easy and versatile as Bowtie Greek Pasta, it’s soon to become one of your summer-time staples.

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bowtie Greek pasta with veggies in a bowl

Bowtie Greek Pasta

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


What’s not to love about bowtie pasta that tastes like Greek Salad? This recipe just screams summer!



  • 1 lb. bowtie pasta
  • 4 oz. feta cheese
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1 cup bottled Greek dressing
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley


  1. Boil bowtie pasta until tender.
  2. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water.  Place in a large bowl.
  3. Add feta cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and olives to bowl.
  4. Pour Greek dressing over pasta and toss gently until coated.
  5. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  6. Stir, then sprinkle dried parsley on top before serving.

  • Category: Salads, Sides
  • Method: Mix by Hand
  • Cuisine: Greek

Keywords: Greek pasta salad, pasta, salad, tomatoes, onion, Kalamata olives, cucumbers

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  1. Tina Harkey

    Cheese tortellini is a great replacement for bowtie. I make this salad a lot. Sometimes I use orzo.

  2. This sounds perfect for my little guy who LOVES his pasta! Thanks for posting the easy to follow recipe!

  3. Wow, that looks so yummy! I’m going to try this salad soon.

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