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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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Every summer calls for a great pasta salad. This tangy Mediterranean Pasta Salad is packed full of flavour with olives, feta and dill. A keeper for summer gatherings for sure.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad on a colourful plate
Mediterranean Pasta Salad

As I said in the opening statement, summer really does deserve a great pasta salad.  I for one am team vinaigrette not team mayonnaise.  You may notice if you browse thorough the blog, that mayonnaise doesn’t feature often.  It’s around, just doesn’t have a huge roll to play in this little ol’ blog of mine.  For my money you can’t beat the refreshing flavours of fresh vinaigrette dressings in the summer.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This was so good, I could have eaten all of it easily.  Luckily, I had help so I was saved from self destruction.  Literally, this was another clean out the fridge meal that turned into a blog post. That doesn’t happen often, but when it does I feel quite proud….ha!  I love making meals from what is on hand and do most of my cooking that way these days.  Quite often the off hand in a hurry meals are more successful than that the preplanned meals.  Does that ever happen to anyone else or just me?  I like to think I am not alone in creating goodness from the all the dredges of the fridge.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Notes About The salad

  • Well, it’s a pretty easy and basic summer pasta salad.  As I said earlier, it’s a vinaigrette based salad which makes it a great one for summer pot lucks and picnics.  It took me just over 15 minutes to have this done from start to finish, which makes is a quick one as well.  Who doesn’t love quick. 
  • We ate this as soon as it was ready. mostly because I was starving and I lack patience. But it is much better after refrigerated for an hour or so.  As my 10 pm eating session last night would tell you.
  • I used basic can black olives because it was what I had in the cupboard. However, if you happen to have some great olives, use those and I am sure they will bring the salad to a whole new delicious level. 
  • As for the dill, use as much as you like and don’t use dry dill.  Please, use the fresh stuff.  This salad relies heavily on the fresh dill for flavour, so don’t skip it.

A great salad and one you might like to keep in mind for the long summer months ahead.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Every summer calls for a great pasta salad. This tangy Mediterranean Pasta Salad is packed full of flavour with olives, feta and dill. A keeper for summer gatherings for sure.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, North American
Keyword: barbecue, potluck
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Julia Pinney


  • 7 oz farfelle pasta
  • 1/2 Cup black olives sliced
  • 1 Cup feta cheese cubed
  • 1 Cucumber peeled & diced
  • 1 Pint cherry tomatoes halved
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1/4 Cup sun dried tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup White wine vinegar
  • 2 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sprigs fresh dill chopped, 4 – 5 sprigs


  • Cook pasta in boiling water for about 8 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • In a medium skillet set over medium heat, cook the bacon for a 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan, drain on paper towels and cut into small pieces or crumble by hand. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and fresh dill. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the pasta to a large salad bowl. Add the olives, feta, cucumber, tomatoes, bacon, sun dried tomatoes and the vinaigrette. Stir well to combine. Top with extra fresh dill if desired. Can be served straight away. For best results, refrigerate for about an hour.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 844mg37%
Potassium 522mg15%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 755IU15%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on June 27th, 2018
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