Friday, August 26, 2011

Pesto Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomatoes

Some leftovers are just better than others.  And this Pesto Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomatoes make a great leftover for any day especially lunch.

This week we were having a work BBQ and I needed to bring a pasta salad.  I had been looking around for awhile for a good, simple, easy and delicious pasta salad.  And when I saw this I new it was a winner.

It’s simple, delicious and I first threw this salad together to try it out and it was delicious.  On top of that is taste just as good the day after and you do not have to heat it up.  I just kept it in container in a refrigerator.  This has to be one of the more simple salads I have made and also one that stores really well.

Pesto Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomatoes

Adapted from: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Yields:  6 servings | Prep Time: 20 Minutes

1 pound bowtie pasta
1 cup basil pesto
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
4 ounces (about 1 cup) crumbled feta cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 tbsps olive oil, as needed

Cook the bowtie pasta according to package directions in a large pot of salted water. Drain the pasta and run it under cold water just until it cools slightly. Drain the pasta well.

Transfer the pasta to a large serving bowl. Stir in the pesto and gently mix until the pasta is coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon each). Add the halved tomatoes and feta cheese. Toss to combine.

Cover the pasta and refrigerate up to an hour before serving. If the pasta seems at all dry before serving, you can stir in the additional olive oil to moisten the pasta.

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12 Responses to “Pesto Pasta Salad with Feta and Tomatoes”

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    Katarina — August 26, 2011 @ 7:40 pm

    This looks delicious and with pesto and feta, yummy!

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    Suzanne — August 27, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    Sounds like the perfect
    end of the summer pasta
    salad. I think it would be
    great to send with my daughter
    to school, too, with fresh
    tomatoes that she could add
    just before she eats it…..and
    some fresh parmesan to put
    on top, too. Thanks for the
    great recipe!
    xx Suzanne

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    Carolinaheartstrings — August 28, 2011 @ 9:44 am

    This is my favorite summer salad. Looks delicious.

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — August 28, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    I totally agree, pesto pasta is the best kind of leftovers!

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    Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! — August 29, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    We have oodles of cherry tomatoes in the garden right now, and lots of pesto in the freezer, so I’ll be making this for sure!

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    Magic of Spice — August 29, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    Delicious idea for a pasta salad hot or cold!
    And the addition of feta will always bring me running :)

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    Aquascoop — October 15, 2011 @ 3:00 am

    Cook the bowtie pasta according to package directions in a large pot of salted water. Drain the pasta and run it under cold water just until it cools slightly. Drain the pasta well.

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    Marcellus Helmcamp — October 31, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

    Really good post i loved it the pasta and now i will cook myself!!! Thanks

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