Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Penne With Tomatoes and Feta Cheese

So I have made this quick & easy pasta twice now. I will definitely make it again, especially if I need a yummy pasta salad for a potluck or something like that. My children weren't crazy over it, but the ladies at our neighborhood party sure were! It is fresh-tasting and flavorful and is one more great way to utilize those fresh garden tomatoes!


16 oz uncooked pasta (I used penne)
2 green onions, chopped (I prefer the green onion in this but the 2nd time I only had red onion on hand and it was still tasty)
6 oz package feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (I have also seen variations of this recipe where red wine vinegar was substituted).
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 cups diced fresh tomato (Roma are my preference)


Cook pasta as package directs (paying close attention to keep them slightly al dente.) Drain. Toss pasta with onion, feta, balsamic, oilive oil & tomato. Serve immediately or chill 1 to 2 hours in refrigerator. Great warm or cold! Side dish or salad! I think diced grilled chicken could make this a yummy entree. I have seen variations with olives & garlic as well.

8 servings


Scott / Lori said...

Mmmm looks good. I want to make that because I love feta cheese.

Karey said...

This looks so good to me. Unfortunately, my kids wouldn't go for it, so I'll have to save it for a time I'm taking a meal to someone else and then keep some for myself.

Kristi said...

I love feta and balsamic...and tomatoes. Yum. They are definitely flavors that adults appreciate more than kids.

Tawnie said...

Delicious. Can't wait to try this.