Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

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“A wonderfully intensely flavored pasta salad by Ina Garten in her Barefoot Contessa episode: Perfect Pasta. You will enjoy this! Perfect for picnics or right inside the house. For a gluten free version use rice pasta. Some people have made this a main dish by adding chopped chicken. Enjoy!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water with a splash of oil to keep it from sticking together. Boil for 12 minutes, or according to the directions on the package.
  2. Drain well and allow to cool. Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, olives, feta and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
  3. For the dressing:
  4. Combine the sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, capers, salt(taste before adding salt) and pepper in a food processor and process until almost smooth.
  5. Pour the dressing over the pasta, sprinkle with the Parmesan and parsley, and toss well. Enjoy!
  6. Possible additions to salad:
  7. Peas.
  8. Artichoke hearts.
  9. A tablespoon of white wine mustard.
  10. Tuna.
  11. Fresh spinach(can mix with hot pasta to wilt spinach).

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