Feta Summer Pasta

Feta Summer Pasta
Staff Writer
Feta Summer Pasta
Anne Dolce

Feta Summer Pasta

Perfect as a main or a side, this is a great pasta that has an easy no-cook sauce and is filled with some of summer's best produce. The fresh arugula and spinach add a nice bite at the end. 

6
Servings
342
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 ears corn, kernels cut from the cob
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 Ounces feta
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 Cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the pasta
  • 1 Pound orecchiette
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 Cup minced parsley
  • 2 Cups loosely packed mix of spinach and arugula, or more if desired

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and add the peppers and corn. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and sauté until the corn is cooked and the peppers are just soft, about 5 minutes.

To make the dressing, add 1/2 of the feta and the heavy cream to a small bowl and mash with a spoon. Add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Slowly whisk in the extra-virgin olive oil until fully incorporated.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the orecchiette according to the package directions. Drain the pasta, drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, and add the pasta back to the pot or to a serving bowl. Add the peppers, corn, and dressing to the pasta and toss. Add the red onion, tomato, parsley, spinach and arugula mix, the remaining feta cheese, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Toss again and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
46%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
7g
5%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
70µg
10%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
194mg
19%
Choline, total
12mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
149mg
21%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
452mg
30%
Water
90g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Summer Shopping Tip

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

Summer 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.