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This greek pasta is a light and fresh combination of colorful veggies, olives, and feta cheese. Best of all it’s ready in just 10 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights!
There are days when we are so busy that getting dinner on the table seems nearly impossible. When I feel like I need an ultra quick and easy meal, I turn to this 10 minute Greek pasta. It’s a nutritious and convenient dinner that takes like something fancy, yet it’s ready in mere minutes. My secret to a speedy dinner is Barilla Ready Pasta, which is a pouch of fully cooked al dente pasta that’s ready in just 60 seconds – no boiling water required, all you need is a microwave! You can view a short video on how to prepare Ready Pasta here.
There are so many things that I love about Ready Pasta. This product is super high quality, the flavor and texture of the pasta is spot on. It’s also portable and doesn’t require any refrigeration which means you can put a pouch of it in your purse and bring it to work, or any other place that you need a quick meal. Ready Pasta only contains three ingredients: the pasta, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt. It’s made with no preservatives and non-GMO ingredients which is important to me. And best of all, it tastes totally delicious! I buy my Barilla Ready Pasta in the pasta aisle at Target; you can find it next to the dry pasta.
This Greek pasta recipe starts with a pouch of the Barilla penne pasta. I chop up a variety of veggies to toss with the pasta like cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion and bell pepper. The pasta is finished off with kalamata olives, a sprinkling of feta cheese, lemon juice and olive oil. Add a handful of fresh herbs and dinner is served!
I love that this dish is a complete meal all in one – you’ve got your vegetables, pasta, cheese and healthy oils all in a single bowl. This pasta can be eaten warm or you can serve it at room temperature as more of a pasta salad. I used chopped parsley here, but I’ve also made this dish with other herbs like dill, basil and green onions. You can simply use whatever you have on hand and it will be delicious!
Ready to give Ready Pasta a try and make dinner time easy and effortless? Starting on August 31, 2017, you can save 10% on Barilla Ready Pasta with the Target Cartwheel app. Head over there soon, this offer ends on September 14, 2017!I’d love to hear about your favorite easy dinner solutions! What is your best tip for getting dinner on the table on busy weeknights?
This Greek pasta is a light and fresh combination of colorful veggies, olives, and feta cheese. Best of all it's ready in just 10 minutes, perfect for busy weeknights!
- 1 pouch Barilla Ready Pasta penne variety
- 1 cup cucumber diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/4 cup red onion minced
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper diced
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons kalamata olives
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley can also use basil, dill or green onions
Prepare the Ready Pasta according to package directions and place in a medium bowl.
Add the cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to the pasta. Mix until combined.
Sprinkle with feta cheese, olives and parsley, then serve.