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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|320 g (11,3 oz)||Barilla® Penne rigate|
|100g||Barilla® or home made Genovese Pesto|
|300g||cherry tomatoes, halved|
|90g||black olives, pitted and halved|
|1 tbsp||extra-virgin olive oil|
For a home made Genovese Pesto
|15g||Parmigiano cheese, grated|
|15g||Pecorino cheese, grated|
|1 /2||clove of garlic|
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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 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
- extra-virgin olive oil
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta one minute less than package directions.
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
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.
- cherry tomatoes
- black olives
- red onion
Add the pesto and Italian dressing 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.