During the hot summer months, there is nothing better than tossing together a quick cold meal! Try out this Greek Pasta salad recipe which works well as a meal on its own or as a side to your perfect BBQ!


  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup black olives, chopped


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain, and rinse in cold water.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together oil, lemon juice, basil, garlic salt, and black pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, tomatoes, green pepper, onion, cucumber, and black olives.
  4. Add dressing, and toss to coat.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.