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Perfect Beach Pasta Salad

perfect beach pasta salad

Hey beach lovers! Summer is here, and there’s no better way to enjoy the sun and waves than with a delicious and refreshing pasta salad. Our Perfect Beach Pasta Salad recipe is not only easy to make but also incredibly tasty. Packed with fresh veggies, tangy olives, and creamy dressing, it’s the ideal companion for your day at the beach. So, grab your ingredients, follow our step-by-step directions, and get ready to dive into the perfect pasta salad!

Perfect Beach Pasta Salad Recipe

Melissa Jo


  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 diced red bell pepper
  • 1 English cucumber chopped and quartered
  • 1/2 cup of kalamata olives chopped
  • 14 oz can of artichoke hearts roughly chopped
  • 1 small can of chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup of fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 lb. of rotini pasta
  • 1 cup of mayo
  • 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. of dried oregano
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Feta cheese crumbled


  • Preparation: Start by chopping and prepping your ingredients. Halve the cherry tomatoes, chop and quarter the English cucumber & red bell pepper, and roughly chop the kalamata olives and artichoke hearts. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, and finally, chop the fresh parsley. Place all these ingredients into a large bowl.
  • Boil the Pasta: Grab your favorite pot and fill it with water. Bring it to a rolling boil and add the rotini pasta. Cook according to the package instructions until the pasta is al dente. Once it’s cooked, drain the pasta and add it to the bowl with the veggies.
  • Prepare the Dressing: In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup of mayo and 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar. Once the mixture is smooth, season it with 1 tbsp. of dried oregano and 1 tsp of sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste and give it another whisk.
  • Combine Everything: Pour the dressing over the pasta and veggies in the large bowl. Toss everything together until the dressing coats all the ingredients evenly. The colors and flavors are already starting to make this pasta salad look and taste amazing!
  • Add the Feta Cheese: Now, for that extra touch of deliciousness, crumble the feta cheese over the salad. The creamy, salty goodness will take this dish to a whole new level. Give it one final toss, and your Perfect Beach Pasta Salad is ready to devour!
  • Remember, this Perfect Beach Pasta Salad tastes even better when chilled overnight, allowing all the flavors to blend and mingle. So, pack it up in airtight containers and take it with you to the beach! Enjoy your sunny day with this delightful dish that’ll make everyone around you crave a bite. Happy beaching and happy munching!


  1. For a more vibrant and colorful pasta salad, use a mix of cherry tomatoes in different hues, such as red, yellow, and orange.
  2. Want to add a little zing? Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice into the dressing to brighten up the flavors.
  3. Don’t have rotini pasta on hand? No worries! Use any short pasta shape you like—penne, farfalle, or even macaroni will work just as well.
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