This Tzatziki Pasta Salad is perfect for serving with Greek food. Flavored with olives, cucumber, and fresh dill, plus a creamy greek yogurt-feta dressing.
Did you see the article in Huffington Post a few weeks ago about the most popular summer food in each state? There are a lot of people out there who like pasta salad!
I can attest to that because Caesar Pasta Salad is the second most popular recipe on Spicy Southern Kitchen.
Growing up I was never a huge fan of pasta salad. In fact, given the choice between pasta salad and potato salad, I would always choose potato salad.
That was probably because the only pasta salad I was exposed to was soggy pasta drowning in a bottle of Italian dressing.
But now that I’ve discovered that there are pretty much an infinite number odf ways to make pasta salad, they have my interest.
Tangy Greek Yogurt Dressing
This Tzatziki Pasta Salad is far from ordinary. It has a creamy and a little tangy Greek yogurt dressing and plenty of Greek flavors: feta cheese, kalamata olives, cucumbers, and fresh dill, plus a few marinated artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes.
If you are a fan of Greek food you will really dig this Tzatziki Pasta Salad. It goes great with burgers and grilled chicken.
Tzatziki Pasta Salad Recipe Tip
It’s best to make this pasta salad at least an hour in advance to give the flavors time to blend.
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More Pasta Salad Recipes
- Caesar Pasta Salad
- Easy Macaroni Salad
- BLT Pasta Salad
- Jalapeno Popper Pasta Salad
- Shrimp and Dill Pasta Salad
- Tex-Mex Pasta Salad
Tzatziki Pasta Salad
- 1 (7-ounce) container low-fat plain greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 12 ounces penne pasta, cooked to al dente
- 1 (6-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained (if they are large cut them into smaller pieces)
- 2/3 cup Kalamata olives
- 1/4 cup slivered sun-dried tomatoes, the kind packed in oil
- 1 small cucumber, diced
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- In a bowl, stir together greek yogurt, mayonnaise, 1/4 cup feta cheese, garlic, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
- In a large bowl, combine pasta, artichoke hearts, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, cucumber, and onion.
- Pour dressing over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Season to taste with more salt and pepper.
- Sprinkle I/2 cup feta cheese and fresh dill on top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Originally posted June 2, 2015.
29 thoughts on “Tzatziki Pasta Salad”
Will this last in the refrigerator if I make it a day ahead of time or is it really worth it to serve it day of?
This really is delicious-refreshingly light, yet very filling. I served it with cold poached salmon. A cool dish for hot night!
This is incredible!!! Absolutely, incredible.
Any recommendations for substituting the mayo? I have a few family members with an extreme aversion to it and would love to try this for our next gathering, perhaps some sour cream with a little milk to thin it? Sounds delicious, can’t wait to try it! Thank you!
Yes, I think you could try sour cream thinned with milk.
Plain Greek yogurt works very well.
I keep this on my phone so I can Pick up ingredients as I need them. Best Pasta salad ever. I use brown rice penne pasta and double the Tzatziki so I can have extra for dipping. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. My kids always call and request it.
This was a great pasta salad. I brought it to a BBQ yesterday and loved it. I’m going to make it again for an upcoming camping trip.
This is fantastic!!! One of my favorite new recipes that I’ve tried in a LONG time. Thanks for the recipe. The dressing would be a fantastic dip for veggies or marinade for chicken or enjoyed directly with a spoon! LOL
Hope you don’t mind I linked to your recipe on my blog post at http://www.the208group.com/2016/06/03/summer-bbq-side-dishes/. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much!
Just tried this recipe and LOVED it! My 3 year old kept coming back for more. We will definitely be making this recipe again. Thank you!
You had me at tzatziki. This looks absolutely delicious and I cannot wait to make it!
This is delicious!! Especially love getting a little bit of everything in each bite! Definitely a keeper!
So glad you liked it Cora! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Hope you enjoy your weekend. 🙂
Dear Christin, I love this idea. Sounds like an absolutely fantastic salad. xo, Catherine
Just made this salad today and it is soooo good! Wasn’t sure if my sun dried tomatoes were still good, so left them out. But oh my, the rest of the favors are awesome. My other half could not get over how flavorful the dressing was with only the little bit of mayo. We were dipping veggies in the dressing before I put it on the salad. Definitely a keeper!
So glad you y’all enjoyed it Barb and thanks for leaving the feedback!
This is SUCH an amazing idea! So many of my fave flavors. I’ve been growing fresh dill in my garden and am obsessed with it lately. I can’t get enough. Definitely trying this. Pinned!
This is such a creative pasta salad! We can’t get enough of them lately since the weather has been so hot and my son actually really loves them. I am drooling over those kalamata olives and artichoke hearts! So delicious!
I agree with you as I have never been into pasta salads too but I think this will be my favorite soon as it’s mostly healthy and feels so much better than eating one drenched in those bottled dressings!
I love tzatziki, and I can’t believe I’ve never thought to use it as a pasta sauce! Love this idea. 🙂
I love pasta and I love tzatziki. So this recipe is win win!!!!
It looks so fresh and light, perfect for a summer barbie. Will be pinning this for when our weather warms up again.
Kalamata olives are a fave of mine! This looks awesome 🙂
I’m all about pasta salads, so keep ’em coming! This tzatziki kind looks delicious, Christin! I love the tangy flavors. Pinned!
Though it sounds nice it’s not tzatziki unless there’s tons of garlic in it.Yougurt and cucumber don’t make tzatziki GARLIC does!!
There is garlic in it, and like any recipe, add more of what you like