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Traditional Pasta Salad with Feta

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Traditional Pasta Salad with Feta

20 minutes total

Mediterranean cuisine is well-known for its delicious flavors and use of fresh ingredients. One of the classic dishes in Mediterranean cuisine is the Greek pasta salad with feta. This summer dish combines the goodness of pasta with the tangy flavors of feta cheese, black olives, cherry tomatoes, and red onion. To make this dish even more delightful, it's usually dressed with Italian dressing and olive oil. In this article, we will share with you an easy-to-follow recipe for Greek pasta salad.



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Serves 4

320 g (11,3 oz) Barilla® Penne rigate
100g Barilla® or home made Genovese Pesto
300g cherry tomatoes, halved
170g feta cheese
90g black olives, pitted and halved
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
to taste Salt

For a home made Genovese Pesto

30g basil leaves
15g pine nuts
15g Parmigiano cheese, grated
15g Pecorino cheese, grated
1 /2 clove of garlic
200 ml EVO


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


Step 1

Here are 5 easy steps for the perfect pasta salad with feta:

Step 2

Start by blending the pine nuts and garlic in a blender. Add the basil leaves, washed and dried, and EVO without turning off the blender. Add the grated Parmigiano cheese and Pecorino cheese and adjust the density by adding more oil if necessary.

  • pine nuts
  • garlic
  • basil
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • parmigiano
  • pecorino

Step 3

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta one minute less than package directions.

  • pasta

Step 4

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.

  • olive oil
  • feta

Step 5

Add the cooled pasta, cherry tomatoes, black olives, and feta cheese to a large mixing bowl. If you want a stronger flavor, add half of a red onion thinly sliced on top.

  • feta
  • cherry tomatoes
  • black olives
  • red onion

Step 6

Add the pesto and Italian dressing to the mixing bowl. Toss to combine and serve.

  • pesto

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If you want a stronger flavor, add half of a red onion thinly sliced on top.


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.

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  • Pack size 500 g