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Lactose-free Pasta Salad with Feta

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Lactose-free Pasta Salad with Feta

20 minutes total

For people with lactose intolerance, it can be a real challenge to find meals that are both tasty and healthy. If you are one of those people, then you'll love this recipe for lactose-free pasta salad with feta cheese. This dish is a perfect blend of Mediterranean flavors and Barilla pasta, making it an excellent choice for those with dietary restrictions. In this article, we will share with you an easy-to-follow recipe for a lactose-free pasta salad with feta that you can enjoy anytime.



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Serves 4

320 g Barilla® Penne Rigate
100 g LF home-made Genovese Pesto
300g cherry tomatoes, halved
170 g LF feta cheese
90 g black olives, pitted and halved
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
to taste Salt

For a home made Genovese Pesto

30g basil leaves
15g pine nuts
15 g LF Parmigiano cheese, grated
15 g LF 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.


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


Step 1

Here are 5 easy steps for a lactose-free pasta salad with feta:

Step 2

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

  • Penne Rigate

Step 3

Drain the pasta and toss it with olive oil. Place the pasta flat on a sheet pan to cool.

  • Olive Oil

Step 4

Cut the feta into pieces about the same size as the cherry tomatoes. Wet the knife at each cut to avoid crumbling the feta.

  • Feta
  • cherry tomatoes

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.

  • 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're looking for a tasty and healthy option for a lactose-free meal, then look no further than this pasta salad with feta cheese. The fresh cherry tomatoes and olive oil give this dish a Mediterranean touch, while the lactose-free feta cheese adds a tangy flavor without the lactose. The recipe is easy to follow, and the dish can be prepared in a short time. Enjoy this lactose-free pasta salad with your family and friends and savor the flavors of Mediterranean cuisine.