Mediterranean Pasta

Mediterranean Pasta
Staff Writer
Nisa Burns
Mediterranean Pasta

Pasta is one of my weaknesses, as is Mediterranean food. This combination is one of my all-time favorites. I love feta cheese, olives, and fresh tomatoes. This meal can be served cold or hot — as a light grab-and-go lunch or a refreshing dinner. 

4
Servings
271
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • One  16-ounce package shell pasta
  • 1/3  Cup  olive oil
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  dried oregano
  • One  14-ounce can peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 2/3  Cups  crumbled feta cheese
  • 2/3  Cups  pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2  Tablespoons  olive juice from a jar

Directions

Cook the pasta in a large pot as instructed on the package. Drain the cooked pasta and pour it into a large bowl. Add the olive oil, oregano, tomatoes, cheese, olives, and olive juice to the pasta. Mix well and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
19g
79%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
49µg
7%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
199mg
20%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
122mg
17%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
311mg
21%
Water
51g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Mediterranean Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Mediterranean Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.