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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
690
Calories Per Serving

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
43%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
22mg
7%
Protein
19g
39%
Carbs
91g
30%
Vitamin A
56µg
6%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
17.6%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
29.5%
Vitamin C
13mg
14%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
0.7%
Vitamin E
4mg
25%
Vitamin K
17µg
14%
Calcium
207mg
21%
Fiber
6g
26%
Folate (food)
37µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
37µg
9%
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
77mg
18%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
18%
Phosphorus
316mg
45%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
464mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
25.8%
Sodium
528mg
22%
Thiamin (B1)
0.7mg
59.4%
Zinc
2mg
23%