Pesto Pasta with Feta and Tomato Recipe

This classic Italian meal is both mouth-watering and low calorie. Cook up this recipe on the fly for a quick and delicious meal to share with family and friends!

 

Pesto Pasta with Feta and Tomato Recipe

How To Make Pesto Pasta with Feta and Tomato

This pesto pasta recipe is flavored by tender tomatoes and tasty feta cheese. Not only is it a delight to eat but it also is low in calories!

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 lb penne pasta, or farfalle, and fusilli pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup pesto, (recipe below)
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup pasta water, if necessary
  • 8 oz cherry tomatoes, halved
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

For Arugula Pesto:

  • 1 cup arugula, washed
  • cup olive oil, plus more as needed
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, roasted
  • 2 garlic cloves, bruised
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated or powdered, plus more to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste

To Serve:

  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated or powdered
  • oz arugula, washed
  • 2 tsp pine nuts, roasted

Instructions

  1. This recipe is flexible with the pesto. You can use any other greens like basil or blanched spinach and can either be served warm or cold as a salad. For this recipe, we will serve it as a salad.

Pesto:

  1. Combine all your ingredients into your food processor. Process until it forms a fine puree. You may need to add more olive oil to adjust its consistency.
  2. Adjust seasoning with more cheese and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add your cooked and cooled pasta, pesto, feta cheese, and tomatoes.
  4. Toss to combine. You can thin out the salad if necessary by adding 1 tablespoon of pasta water at a time.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly.
  6. Portion into serving bowls of your choice. Garnish with pine nuts, arugula, and parmesan cheese. Serve!

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 5g
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  • Calcium: 259mg
  • Calories: 677kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 64g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Fat: 39g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Potassium: 326mg
  • Protein: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Sodium: 736mg
  • Vitamin A: 1245IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
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