Broccoli and Feta Pasta

Pinterest strikes again. My motto is slowly becoming “I pinned, I made it.” My poor cookbooks have gotten zero attention since I got hooked on Pinterest. This pasta salad is delicious. Full of so many great flavors. I have eaten it for lunch the past few days and even heated it up for dinner as well. It is so darn good. I have to admit I don’t usually eat alot of pastas because they are often so heavy. Not this one, it is so light, fresh, and healthy! Sauteeing the broccoli really gives the pasta great flavor and crunch. I added in toasted pine nuts because I always think they pair wonderfully with Broccoli. I think this would also be killer with some grilled Chicken or Shrimp as a main meal. Make this you will love it!

Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad
serves 4
1 pound mixed tri-color pasta
1 head broccoli, chopped into florets
8 ounces feta cheese
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
1/4 cup Toasted Pine Nuts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

Cook the pasta and drain. Cook the broccoli in a heavy frying pan with a little olive oil over medium heat until crisp-tender – 5-7 minutes. Toss with cooked pasta and olives.

Crumble the feta cheese into the pasta. Whisk the oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper and toss with the pasta.

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  1. March 28, 2012 / 12:15 pm

    Ohhh I love getting recipes from Pinterest! This looks really good! I love that you added the pine nuts! Great idea! I will have to make this!! Yummy!

  2. March 28, 2012 / 12:33 pm

    here is my problem, I pin but never make. I am jumping on the Natalie train, I am going to make something fabulous tonight!!

  3. March 28, 2012 / 1:17 pm

    Yum. Anything with fets makes me want it. I love finding things on Pinterest to cook. I would say at least half of the things I make are from there right now.

  4. March 28, 2012 / 1:23 pm

    Now that I finally tried broccoli and liked it I'll have to give this dish a try! Anything with feta has me sold!

  5. March 28, 2012 / 2:06 pm

    You seriously have the best, healthiest recipes. I wanted to tell you that I tried your salmon cake recipe last night and they were a hit — sooo good!

  6. March 28, 2012 / 3:34 pm

    Yum, yum, yum! I can't wait to try it and it seems sooo easy!

  7. March 29, 2012 / 9:33 am

    You had me at Feta…..I think I'm feta obsessed. I seriously put it on everything. Great recipe.

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