Tomato Feta Pasta Salad

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
225g fusilli (spirals) pasta
Coarse salt
Good olive oil
450g ripe tomatoes, medium-diced
75g good black olives, such as kalamata, pitted and diced
450g good feta cheese, medium-diced
6 sun-blushed tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped

For the dressing

5 sun-blushed tomatoes in oil, drained
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
6 tbsp good olive oil
1 garlic clove, diced
1 tsp capers, drained
1 tsp coarse salt
3/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
100g freshly grated Parmesan, to garnish
30g packed flat-leaf parsley, chopped, to garnish
1) Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water with a splash of oil to stop it sticking together. Boil for 12 minutes, or according to the directions on the package. Drain well and allow to cool.

2) Place the pasta in a bowl and add the tomatoes, olives, feta and chopped sun-blushed tomatoes.

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

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

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