Can’t wait to grab this recipe for Fresh Vegetarian Greek Pasta? The wait is over.
- 2-3 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
- ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
- ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon chopped basil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound (uncooked) penne pasta
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
- In a large bowl, combine the chopped tomatoes, olives, feta, spices, salt and pepper. Chill while the pasta is cooking.
- In a large pot, add penne pasta to salted, boiling water. Cook according to package directions. Drain.
- In the same pot, while pasta is draining, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes. Return the pasta to the pot and toss with olive oil mixture.
- Add pasta and tomato-olive mixture to a large serving dish and toss until the fresh vegetables are thoroughly mixed with the penne.
I was tempted more than once while I was cooking the penne to just eat the tomato-olive-and-feta mixture by itself. It smelled delicious!
Note: My kids all took the olives out when they ate the pasta…but that just meant more yumminess for my hubby and me. Everyone loved the flavors of the dish, but the olives, I admit, were not a kid-favorite. If you’re not a fan of olives, I’m sure it would still be tasty if you left those out.
PS – I love my ceramic pasta dish. Here’s a similar one for a great price on Amazon!
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That would totally work too!
I’d be tempted to ditch the pasta, use the garlic to rub on toasted French bread, and use the tomato-olive-feta mix as topping for bruschetta.
Sounds so good! Kalamata olives and feta make it Greek. A yaya once said that Italians use basil in their cooking, but Greeks do not. Somewhat sacred, read about Saint Basil. I might replace the basil with mint. But I do love Italian food also, so might try the basil, sure do like basil!
But it does sound very “yummly”. Might try the olive/feta on crostini, that sounds mega yummly!
I would say this serves 4-6 people, depending on serving size.
How many people is this recipe for.
Appreciate a quick reply.
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. :)
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Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says
What a yummy pasta…I think everyone here is going to love it! I’m so glad you shared this one with us at #FoodieFriDIY! Spreading some foodie love around for you!
Ricki @ The Questionable Homesteader says
Oh wow, this looks yummy. I love the flavor of pasta with feta, in any recipe so I will absolutely have to try this one. I’m also a big fan of Greek so this is likely to end up being one of my go to recipes for this upcoming summer. Thanks!
A local pasta place serves a Greek pasta dish with chicken and it’s become my new favorite. I’ll have to try your recipe and add some chicken. Can’t wait! Thanks for posting this.
Thanks!! I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we did!
SusieQTpies Cafe says
Thank you so much for linking up last week in my menu plan! I loved reconnecting with your blog because of the FB Social Media group. Really this recipe rocks and we are going to make it. Your recipe was picked to be featured in this weeks menu plan post and link party! Come on over and see your feature and share more menu & food ideas!!!