Balsamic and Feta Pasta Salad

Happy feast day of St. Lucy! My oldest daughter started Catholic school this week. I am incredibly happy with this decision, and we are hoping to transition my preschooler over there soon as well. Please, pray for her!

If you are anything like me, you get kind of tired of sweet potatoes, roasted meats, and pies in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I do love those foods, but I tend to crave something light and fresh to help balance things out.

This recipe is one I like to keep in the fridge. I am a busy mom, so food on the go that I can just scoop into a bowl for a quick bite is exactly what I need. Not only that, but it is full of fresh vegetables and has great flavor. I hope you love it!

Balsamic and Feta Pasta Salad

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You will need:

  • 1 lb tricolor rotini
  • 2 c cubed seedless cucumber (English cucumber is what I know them as)
  • 1 pt cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4-6 oz crumbled feta
  • 1/2 c balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 c light tasting olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt

Boil the pasta for 7-8 minutes. Immediately rinse with cold water once it is done. In a large bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, salt, and olive oil. Whisk together. Add in the pasta, tomatoes, and cucumber. Give everything a big stir until all of the pasta and veggies are combined. From here, you can add the feta in and stir it all together, or save the feta to crumble on top of each serving individually. Your prerogative! I do it both ways depending on how much time I have.

I love this pasta salad because I am not a huge fan of red onion or olives that are found in the Greek version (red wine vinegar, red onions, olives, oregano, etc). My kids also enjoy this one better. The vegetables are familiar, and it really does taste amazing.

I hope you have a wonderful week! As always, thank you for your support.

Lots of love and many blessings,

Chelsea

Mary set out
and traveled to the hill country in haste
to a town of Judah,
where she entered the house of Zechariah
and greeted Elizabeth.
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,
the infant leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,
cried out in a loud voice and said,
“Most blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.
And how does this happen to me,
that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears,
the infant in my womb leaped for joy.
Blessed are you who believed
that what was spoken to you by the Lord
would be fulfilled.”

And Mary said:

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”

Luke 1:39-47

 

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