Feta Cheese Pasta Primavera Salad Recipe

Feta Cheese Pasta Primavera Salad is always a popular salad at gatherings and potlucks. Be sure to make plenty of the this delicious salad because it goes fast!

This soothing Feta Cheese Pasta Primavera Salad is perfect for a hot summer meal. Sometimes I leave out the broccoli – it just depends on my mood! I also like to substitute other fresh summer vegetables such as pea or cucumbers. This is a recipe that you can be creative in making – so have fun making this pasta salad
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Pasta Primavera Salad

Feta Cheese Pasta Primavera Salad Recipe:
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Feta Cheese Pasta Primavera Salad Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 (9-ounce) package cheese tortellini, refrigerated
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 cups small broccoli flowerets*
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing, prepared
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano), freshly grated
Instructions
  1. Prepare tortellini according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl.  Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.  Learn How To Cook Pasta Properly.

  2. Small broccoli flowerets - Using a sharp knife, cut the individual florets off of the stalk of a head of broccoli.  Cut each floret in half, and then cut in half again. Gather together the two halves and then cut the into quarters.

  3. In a large saucepan (with a steamer rack) over medium-high heat, place water and heat until boiling.  Add broccoli flowerets, cover, and steam 2 to 3 minutes or until bright green but still under cooked.  Remove from heat and cool.

  4. Remove cooked tortellini from refrigerator.

  5. In a large bowl, combine tortellini, broccoli, tomatoes, carrot slices, feta cheese, Italian salad dressing, and green onions; stir gently until blended.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  6. Before serving, sprinkle the top with the parmesan cheese.

  7. Makes 6 servings.

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