Feta + Veggie Pasta Salad

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The star of this pasta salad is Presidential Fat-Free Sun-Dried Tomato and Herb Feta. It’s got SO much flavor! I have never really like feta that much, but this will be making more appearances in our house. It’s only 35 kcal per ounce – and packs more flavor than many of the full-fat fetas out there!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz whole wheat penne
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 small/medium zucchini (about 5 oz), chopped and seared in a skillet
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained (definitely use real tomatoes when they’re in season and good!)
  • About 15 chopped kalamata olives
  • 8 oz block of feta, diced

Dressing:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 heaping tsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • Juice of half a small lemon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Oregano
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper

Toss all ingredients in dressing! Makes 3 servings, about 330 kcal each.

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1 Ashley H March 17, 2008 at 5:06 pm

that looks great I was thinking if you wanted to add more protein you could add chickpeas! that would be a great addition!

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2 Megan February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Athenos makes an excellent reduced-fat feta. Store brands often offer this as well and I find that is crumbles better than the Athenos or Presidential which tends to stay cubed. Great for salads.

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3 Kristen August 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm

I love this recipe! I added chickpeas for more protein, and to add an extra kick of spice I used TJ’s Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes w/Green Chilis. This is the perfect lunch : )

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4 maureen January 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

This looks so delicious I’m making it NOW!

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