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.

 

Pasta Primavera Salad

 

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Feta Cheese Pasta Primavera Salad Recipe:

Feta Cheese Pasta Primavera Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 0

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 cup hot water
2 cups small broccoli flowerets*
1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1 cup thinly-sliced carrots
1 cup crumbled Feta Cheese
1 cup prepared Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Freshly-grated Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano)

 

Instructions:

Prepare tortellini according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl.  Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.  Learn How To Cook Pasta Properly.

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.

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.

Remove cooked tortellini from refrigerator.

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.

Before serving, sprinkle the top with the parmesan cheese.

Makes 6 servings.

 

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