Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lemon Pasta Salad With Tomatoes and Feta

1 lb. of penne pasta
2 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved
1 1/2 cups red bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups of crumbled feta cheese
1 cup of green onions, sliced thin
8 Tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp. of whole grain mustard
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp. of grated lemon peel
Salt and pepper to taste

Whisk oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, and lemon peel in a small bowl. Season dressing with salt and pepper. Cook penne according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add tomatoes, bell peppers, feta, and green onions. Pour dressing on top and toss to coat. Season one more time with salt and pepper. This can be served at room temp or chilled.


Pamela said...

I've made something similar to this using Orzo pasta. It's delish! Sounds great with the penne too. I like to use the Barilla Plus pastas, have you tried them?

Jen said...

I have tried them and they hold up well to thick sauces. I have an orzo recipe on here too if you'd like to try it. It's one of the first ones. Thanks for stopping by!