Farfalle with Cherry Tomatoes and Feta

My Favourite Salads

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The weather was more than perfect today so I decided to have a salad for lunch. Pasta salads are usually my favourites. Today’s salad had green and black olives and some cherry tomatoes. Olive (Olea europaea) is one of the most extensively cultivated fruit crops in the world. The fruits are a great source of vitamin E. Fresh olives are naturally very bitter and must be fermented or cured with lye or brine to make them palatable. Green olives are usually pitted and stuffed with different fillings: pimientos, jalapenos, anchovies, almonds, onions, pickled garlic, cheese or capers. Olives are great for snacking. A serving of about 20 medium olives is just 100 calories.

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I hope you’re a having a great Friday or Saturday wherever you are. I wish you a happy weekend!.

  • Ingredients
  • 500g (1 pound) farfalle pasta
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 20-30 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon capers in brine, rinsed and chopped
  • 250g (½ pound) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup green and black olives, diced in halves
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 green onions (spring onions, scallions) thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Extra green onions sliced diagonally for garnishing

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Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

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Combine the  olive oil, tomatoes, capers, feta, olives, parsley, garlic, and green onions. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside for flavours to meld. The longer you set aside the better.

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Add the combined salad ingredients to pasta and mix gently to combine.

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Serve

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We enjoyed the salad

Farfalle with Cherry Tomatoes and Feta

Ingredients

  • 500g (1pound) farfalle pasta
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 20-30 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon capers in brine, rinsed and chopped
  • 250g (½ pound) feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup green and black olives, diced in halves
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 4 green onions (spring onions, scallions) thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • Extra green onions sliced diagonally for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Combine the olive oil, tomatoes, capers, feta, olives, parsley, garlic, and green onions. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Set aside for flavours to meld. The longer you set aside the better.
  2. Boil the pasta (Farfelle) in plenty of salted water, as per package instructions until al dente, drain thoroughly. Transfer to a serving dish.
  3. Add the combined salad ingredients to pasta and mix gently to combine. Serve immediately.

Point to Note:

  1. Please note that I halved the ingredients for blog purposes.
  2. Last Updated: November 6, 2018

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

43 thoughts

  1. Looks yummy. I would omit the olives because I cannot develop a taste for them, but everything else would go in. What a nice recipe for summer time. Off to town, found some dried ancho chiles as well as other varieties I have not heard of. Hoping I can take back home with me! Have a fun day Liz!

    1. Hi Sandy,
      I really love olives, especially the green ones. I can eat them all day long without stopping, but I usually end up with a stomach ache (LOL). I am sure Mexico is the HOME OF CHILLI. Does everyone there eat lots of chilli? Best wishes to you and your friends and family, of course!
      Liz

        1. Oh yes, we absolutely enjoyed our day too. It was warm and sunny and a delight to spend some time outdoors. Thanks, Anna!
          Liz

    1. Hi Judie
      Blue cheese would taste nice too. Tell me how it goes! I’ve some Danish blue in my fridge right now…
      Virtual Hugs,
      Liz

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