This fully Trader Joe’s ingredient pasta salad recipe is super easy, only takes about 20 minutes to make, and is a winner during the spring and summer in our household. Packed with delicious veggies and topped with crumbled feta cheese and green goddess dressing, this easy pasta salad is here to stay.

Instead of boring you with some life story about how this pasta salad came to be (I don’t remember), instead, here are some curated photos and then we’ll get right to the recipe!

Simple Pasta Salad Ingredients (minus the red onion and white beans because I forgot!)

Simple Pasta Salad

This easy 30 minute pasta salad makes the perfect lunch or side to dinner. Although the recipe makes 5 servicing, depending on how much you eat it may make 4-6.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5


  • 1 large pot
  • 1 large bowl to mix everything together
  • 2 utensils to mix it all together


  • 1 bag of pasta (12 oz) I like the Organic Radiatore the best!
  • 3 Persian cucumbers
  • 1 box of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped basil
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1.5 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 can of rinsed white beans
  • 1 container of crumbled feta (6 oz)
  • 1/2 container of Trader Joe's green goddess dressing


  • Fill pot with water and bring to a boil.
  • While the water is heating up, wash and chop the cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, red onion, and spinach.
  • Mix chopped vegetables together and combine with the container of crumbled feta cheese and can of rinsed white beans
  • After pasta is done, drain and strain in a colander. Run cold water through the pasta to cool it off and unstick it from each other.
  • Mix pasta in with the cut veggies and feta cheese. Top with green goddess dressing and mix it all together. Salt to taste.


We typically eat this for a meal prepped spring and summer lunch. The dressing will start to be absorbed into the pasta. My husband enjoys his simple pasta salad with a splash of balsamic vinegar and sometimes I enjoy adding a few cut kalamata olives to mine. 
Keyword 30 minute meal, basil, cucumbers, easy, green goddess, pasta salad, spinach, tomatoes, trader joes

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