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. Recipe for Greek Pasta Salad with feta:
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|1 box||Barilla® Penne Rigate|
|1 jar||Barilla® e Genovese Pesto*|
|1 ½ pint||Cherry tomatoes, halved|
|1 cup||Feta cheese, crumbled|
|½ cup||Black olives, pitted and halved|
|1 tablespoon||Extra virgin olive oil|
*Option: For a homemade Genovese Pesto
|2 cups||Basil leaves|
|2 tbs||Pine nuts|
|2 tbs||Parmigiano cheese, grated|
|2 tbs||Pecorino cheese, grated|
|1 /2 clove||Garlic|
|4/5 cup||Extra virgin olive oil|
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:
Process the pine nuts and garlic in a blender. Add the basil leaves, washed and dried, pulse a few times, then add EVO and process until done, fully chopped but not completely smooth.. Stir in grated Parmigiano cheese and Pecorino cheese and adjust the density with a bit of pasta cooking water before combining the two.
- Penne Rigate
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook pasta one minute less than package directions.
- Olive Oil
Drain pasta, and toss with olive oil. Place pasta flat on a sheet pan to cool.
- cherry tomatoes
- black olives
- red onion
Cut the feta in pieces about the same size as the tomatoes. Tip: wet the knife at each cut to avoid crumbling the feta.
Add pasta, tomatoes, olives and feta to a large mixing bowl.
Add pesto; 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.