Feta Summer Pasta

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Feta Summer Pasta
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
661
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
53%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
51%
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Protein
18g
36%
Carbs
73g
24%
Vitamin A
179µg
20%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10.8%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.2%
Vitamin C
106mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
4mg
21%
Vitamin K
115µg
100%
Calcium
249mg
25%
Fiber
5g
22%
Folate (food)
94µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
94µg
24%
Iron
3mg
14%
Magnesium
85mg
21%
Monounsaturated
19g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
338mg
48%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
592mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
26.6%
Sodium
688mg
29%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15.6%
Zinc
3mg
17%

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