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This Dill Pasta Salad is a healthy pasta salad that is made in less than 20 minutes! If you are looking for an easy side dish with fresh dill, cheese, and fresh lemon flavors, this recipe is perfect for you.

A plate full of dill pasta salad with lemons and fresh dill in the background

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I love this dill pasta salad because it is an easy and quick side dish to make with fresh ingredients that are family-friendly and oh so tasty. This is the perfect side dish to help you beat the heat this summer!

What is dill pasta salad?

This is an easy, fresh pasta salad made with summery ingredients like lemon juice and zest, crumbled feta cheese, and fresh dill. It all comes together to make a simple side dish that will be a hit at the next cookout!

Speaking of the next cookout, Loaded Instant Pot Potato Salad is a reader favorite is another side dish just made for casual gatherings. Grilled Chili Lime Mexican Street Corn is also always a hit with my friends and family!

Why you should make this Dill Pasta Salad

Easy to Make – You can make Dill Pasta Salad recipe in 15 minutes or less. Serve this delicious side dish to your family and guests- they will love it!

Family-Friendly – This Dill Pasta Salad recipe is perfect for kids and adults alike. If you are looking for a recipe that everyone can enjoy then look no further.

Budget-friendly – Want to get dinner on the table fast? This recipe is not only budget-friendly but also doesn’t require a ton of ingredients.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Heirloom Tomato Salad with Feta recipe.

Ingredients for Dill Pasta Salad

Pasta, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Lemon, Dill, Feta Cheese, Lemon Pepper, Seasoning.

You can use any kind of pasta that you prefer for this recipe- I used medium shells in mine!

Substitutions and Variations

  • You can substitute fresh parsley for the dill and add in a bit of oregano.
  • Add in some sliced or diced carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes to make this recipe even more healthy.
  • For a creamy dill pasta salad, add in sour cream or mayonnaise.
  • If you love dill flavor you can add sliced dill pickles to your pasta salad with dill.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

How to Make Dill Pasta Salad

Collage of mixing the ingredients of dill pasta salad in a glass bowl.
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta, but do not rinse it! (Photo 1)
  2. Place pasta in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Toss to coat completely.
  3. Sprinkle in lemon zest and dill, toss to distribute, then add lemon pepper seasoning and feta cheese. Taste and adjust as desired. (Photos 2 & 3)
  4. Enjoy warm or refrigerate until cool.
Close up of a plate of dill pasta salad with part of a lemon in the background

Expert Tips

  • Make sure that all your pasta is cooked through before making your pasta salad.
  • Use fresh dill if you can find it. If not, dried dill will work just fine.
  • You can add more or less lemon juice and lemon zest based on your preference.
  • Make this recipe your own with your favorite flavors. Try adding different types of cheese or herbs to make the perfect side dish for you and your family.

Storing Tips

Store in an airtight container. This dill pasta salad can be stored in the fridge for up to four days.

Overhead shot of dill pasta on a black plate.

What to serve with dill pasta salad

This recipe would be fantastic served alongside any grilled entrée like burgers, ribs, or grilled chicken. Check out my round-up of 25 Easy Summer BBQ Recipes for more ideas!

Dill Pasta Salad FAQs

Can I make pasta salad ahead?

Yes, you can make this salad up to 24 hours ahead of being served.

What type of cheese should I use in pasta salad?

If you are not a fan of feta, you can use any type of cheese that you enjoy.

What shape pasta should I use in pasta salad?

You can use any type of pasta with this recipe. Shells, bow ties, spiral noodles, ditalini, or elbow macaroni will work great in this dill pasta salad recipe. (I used the medium shells in this recipe)

Can I use dried dill to make this recipe?

You can but remember that dried herbs are stronger than fresh, so use 2 teaspoons of dried dill instead of 2 tablespoons of fresh dill.

How long will pasta salad keep?

You can store pasta salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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5 from 11 votes

Dill Pasta Salad


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Yields 6 Servings
This dill pasta salad is a breeze to make and perfect for potlucks and picnics. This fresh salad is packed with tons of fresh flavor.

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  • Drain but do not rinse the pasta.
  • Place pasta in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Toss to coat completely.
  • Sprinkle in lemon zest and dill, toss to distribute, then add lemon pepper seasoning and feta cheese. Taste and adjust, as desired.
  • Enjoy warm or refrigerate until cool.

Notes

  • Make sure that all your pasta is cooked through before making your pasta salad.
  • Use fresh dill if you can find it. If not, dried dill will work just fine, but remember to use 1/3 as much dill if you’re using the dried version!
  • You can add more or less lemon juice and lemon zest based on your preference.
  • Make this recipe your own with your favorite flavors. Try adding different types of cheese or herbs to make the perfect side dish for you and your family.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Serving Calories: 209kcal (10%) Carbohydrates: 31g (10%) Protein: 6g (12%) Fat: 7g (11%) Saturated Fat: 2g (13%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 6mg (2%) Sodium: 73mg (3%) Potassium: 109mg (3%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 41IU (1%) Vitamin C: 3mg (4%) Calcium: 44mg (4%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love dill so I added a bit of pickle juice as well and this was absolutely amazing. The kids loved it too.

  2. 5 stars
    Love how easy this recipe is. Can’t wait to try it this weekend.thank you for the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    This is always my go to pasta salad recipe! It’s so simple yet flavorful and everyone always loves it!

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve never thought about adding dill to pasta before but it worked so incredibly well.

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