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Warm Mediterranean Pasta Salad

What do you make for lunch when you’ve got 2 zucchini and a package of sundried tomato basil feta cheese that need to be used up? How about a Warm Mediterranean Pasta Salad?

I made this, ate it, cleaned up the mess, showered, and blogged about it all an hour before I had to leave for my hair appointment. Probably not the best idea I’ve had, but I got it done and with fifteen minutes to spare. And the kids are with Eric right now. It isn’t often that I actually get to make myself a lunch and sit down to eat it without the kiddos around. Eric can enjoy the leftovers when he gets home.

Warm Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Warm Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Yield: servings6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

What do you make for lunch when you’ve got 2 zucchini and a package of sundried tomato basil feta cheese that need to be used up? How about a Warm Mediterranean Pasta Salad?

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bow tie pasta, cooked according to pkg instructions
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 – 14.5 oz can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 2-3 small cans sliced olives, drained
  • 1 pkg sundried tomato basil feta cheese
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • a few splashes of lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Saute onion until tender. Shred zucchini with a cheese grater. Add garlic and zucchini to onion and saute 2-3 minutes more.
  2. Combine all ingredients except cheese and stir.
  3. Crumble the feta cheese and add to top of plated salad.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 164Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 4mgSodium 194mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 7g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Ashley

Thursday 27th of November 2008

Hey, I made this last night and it was really good! I had to change a few things, like using the little tube pasta (penne?) because I wanted to use whole wheat and I couldn't find whole wheat bow ties. We just had regular feta, so I used that, but bought some sun-dried tomatoes to add in. Both of us really liked it!