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Cherry Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

 
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We make this pasta salad all the time. It's loaded with the delicious flavors. Sometimes we add some steamed broccoli florets or asparagus, or a few freshly sliced mushrooms.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

26

min

Ready

48

min

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

½ pound pasta, fusilli
whole wheat
olive oil, extra-virgin
*
salt
*
¾ pound cherry tomatoes
diced
1 cup corn
fresh or frozen
*
½ cup cucumbers
diced
½ cup black olives
pitted and sliced
*
½ cup sundried tomatoes
oil-packed, drained and chopped
1 cup feta cheese
crumbled
Dressing:
3 tablespoons sundried tomatoes
oil-packed, drained and chopped, about 5 ones
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
5 tablespoons olive oil, extra-virgin
1 clove garlic
diced, or to taste
1 teaspoon capers
drained
*
½ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
¾ cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup parsley leaves
freshly chopped

Directions

Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water with a splash of oil to keep it from sticking together.

Boil for 12 minutes, or according to the directions on the package. Rinse under cold water, drain well and allow to cool.

Place the pasta in a bowl and add tomatoes, olives, feta and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

For the dressing:

Combine sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, capers, salt and pepper in a food processor until almost smooth.

Pour the dressing over the pasta, sprinkle with the Parmesan and parsley, and toss well. Serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Liz
Indianapolis, United States
 about 7 years ago

Wow, does this sound like an amazing salad! I love every single component :)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 132g (4.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 29148% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 606mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 23% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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