Penne with Feta, Tomatoes, and Balsalmic Dressing (09.08.14)

Posted at 11:30 AM, Sep 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-08 14:43:50-04
  • 6 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup basil leaves, chopped or torn
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 (4-ounce) package crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Cook pasta according to package direction. Drain. Combine cooked pasta, tomatoes, onions and basil in a large bowl.

While pasta cooks, combine vinegar and next 5 ingredients (through olive oil) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle vinaigrette over pasta mixture; toss well to coat. Add cheese; toss to combine.

Note: Substitute goat cheese for the feta cheese.

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