Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

I love watching Ina Garten cook on Food Network. Some days back, I was watching her show and I simply loved this Pasta Salad she made. So decided to try it out at home. I didn't have a few ingredients like capers, Parmesan cheese with me and hence decided to do without it. The salad was fantastic and we all enjoyed it a lot. So here is the recipe...

Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Cooking Time : 25 minutes
Serves : 4

Ingredients :

11/2 cup fusilli (spirals) pasta
Olive oil
1 ripe tomato, chopped
3/4 cup olives chopped
1/4 cup feta cheese cut into small cubes
6 sun-dried tomatoes drained and chopped

For the dressing:

5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
6 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tsp pepper
salt to taste
Parsley chopped

Method :
  • Cook the pasta in a 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. Drain well and allow to cool. Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, olives, feta cheese and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
  • For the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a food processor until almost smooth.
  • Pour this dressing over pasta, sprinkle with parsley and toss well.

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