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Barefoot Contessa Tomato Feta Pasta Salad December 5, 2009

Filed under: Pasta — tiffanyrose913 @ 10:20 pm

It was the last warm day of the season, I just knew it – It was late November, and there was NO way it was going to stay this warm for long!  Perfect chance to make my last pasta salad of the year – and it just so happened to be my favorite!  Does the Barefoot Contessa do anything wrong?  Just writing about it again makes me hungry for it!  So delicious!

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 pound bow tie pasta
  • Kosher salt
  • Good olive oil
  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes, medium-diced
  • 3/4 cup good black olives, such as kalamata, pitted and diced
  • 1 pound good feta cheese, medium-diced
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped

For the dressing:

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  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 1 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Directions

Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water with a splash of oil to keep it from sticking together. Boil for 12 minutes, or according to the directions on the package. Drain well and allow to cool. Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, olives, feta and chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

For the dressing, combine the sun-dried tomatoes, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, capers, salt and pepper in a food processor until almost smooth.

Pour the dressing over the pasta, sprinkle with the Parmesan and parsley, and toss well.

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