Last night, I needed something quick for dinner and I was also wanting to use up the last of the fresh 'maters from our generous friend. I threw together this main-dish pasta, using bowties, feta, the tomatoes, olives, and pesto. We had steamed broccoli on the side. The whole fam just LOVED this and the leftovers were good too, right out of the fridge.
Pesto & Feta Pasta
by What a Dish!
10 oz. bowtie pasta
6 oz. can black (or kalamata) olives, coarsley chopped
2 or more large fresh tomatoes, coarsley chopped
1/4- 1/2 cup prepared basil pesto
drizzle of good olive oil
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
8 oz. feta cheese, crumbled or coarsley chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Boil pasta according to package directions; drain.
2. Meanwhile, in a large serving bowl, combine olives, tomatoes, pesto, and olive oil. When pasta is done draining, add to bowl and toss gently together. Add the Parm-Reg and feta cheese, and toss gently. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired. Good as-is or cold.
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