Traditional Pasta salad with feta
20 minutes total
Pesto pasta is a classic Italian dish that is loved by many for its simplicity and delicious taste. This recipe combines the fresh flavors of basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese with the creaminess of pine nuts and olive oil to create a mouth-watering sauce that perfectly complements the pasta. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a dish to impress your guests, this pesto pasta recipe is sure to be a hit. So, grab your ingredients and let's get cooking!
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|320 g||Barilla® Penne Rigate|
|100 g||Barilla® or home made Genovese Pesto*|
|300g||Cherry tomatoes, halved|
|170 g||Feta cheese|
|90 g||Black olives, pitted and halved|
|1 tablespoon||Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)|
*Option: For a home made Genovese Pesto
|30 g||Basil leaves|
|15 g||Pine nuts|
|15 g||Parmigiano cheese, grated|
|15 g||Pecorino cheese, grated|
|1 /2 clove||Garlic|
|200 ml||Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)|
Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs
If you want a stronger flavor, add half of a red onion thinly sliced on top.
Here are 5 easy steps for the perfect pasta salad with feta:
Start by blending the pine nuts and garlic in a blender. Add the basil leaves, washed and dried, and extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) without turning off the blender. Add the grated Parmigiano cheese and Pecorino cheese and adjust the density by adding more oil if necessary.
- Penne Rigate
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta one minute less than package directions.
- extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
Drain the pasta and toss it with olive oil. Place the pasta flat on a sheet pan to cool. Cut the feta into pieces about the same size as the tomatoes. Wet the knife at each cut to avoid crumbling the feta.
- cherry tomatoes
- black olives
- red onion
Add the cooled pasta, cherry tomatoes, black olives, and feta cheese to a large mixing bowl.
Add the pesto to the mixing bowl. Toss to combine and serve.
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This traditional pasta salad with feta cheese is a perfect dish for those who are looking for a healthy and tasty meal. The fresh cherry tomatoes and olive oil give it a Mediterranean touch, while the feta cheese adds a tangy flavor. The recipe is easy to follow and the dish can be prepared in a short time. Enjoy this pasta salad with your family and friends and savor the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine.