Rustic mediterranean cold pasta salad

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PREP TIME

20 min

Makes

8 Cups

* PLUS Cooking time: 8 minutes
Rustic mediterranean cold pasta salad


Ingredients

  • 1 pint red cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pint yellow cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 41643 red onion
  • 1/2 cup kalamata or green olives , pitted
  • 1/4 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2-Jan pepper
  • 1/2 500-g pkg fusilli pasta
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts , optional

Instructions

  • Combine tomatoes, onions and olives in a large bowl. Drizzle with vinegar and oil. Stir in feta, dill and seasonings. Let stand at room temperature.
  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water, according to package directions, about 10 min. Add raisins for last minute of cooking. Drain, then rinse with running water until totally chilled.
  • Stir pasta and raisins into tomato mixture. Sprinkle with pine nuts.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 258,
  • Protein
  • 6 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g,
  • Fat
  • 12 g,
  • Fibre
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 756 mg.

Try this when you crave a fast-fix, light pasta. The no-cook tomato sauce marries beautifully with fresh dill and unexpected raisins and pine nuts.