Lemon Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese

I never get tired of pasta salad! There is something about lemon, fresh basil and feta cheese. 
Pasta salads are so great, don’t you just love them!
I do!
I love bringing pasta salad  on summer cook outs, the beach and parties.
To tell you the truth, I just LOVE having pasta salad in the refrigerator so anytime I’m hungry I can just grab a bowl and enjoy.
Lemon Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound mini ziti pasta (I use Barilla Pasta, it's my favorite)
  • 1 bunch asparagus (1-1½ lbs)
  • 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6-8 leaves fresh basil leaves (chopped)
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, then put pasta in an ice bath.
  2. Cut and roast asparagus in a hot skillet (al dente) not soft
  3. Drain pasta.
  4. Place pasta, asparagus, feta cheese, oil mixed with lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper.
  5. Toss until combined and then add basil and mix.
  6. Serve chilled.
  7. *if the lemons are too tangy for you, heat the sauce on the stove to mellow the flavor, you can also add minced garlic if heating the sauce.
  8. *heating it with 2 cloves of crushed garlic is wonderful also.
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Comments

  1. 1
    Jenn @ South of Sheridan says:

    oh, yum. I'm definitely going to have to try this the next time I make pasta salad!

  2. 2
    Laura PARING DOWN says:

    Diane,

    You know I love lemon. I may be making this pasta salad for my birthday on Saturday (followed by those lemon cupcakes!!!)

    YUM. YUM. YUM.

    xo,
    Laura

  3. 3

    This is perfect! I came to your blog hoping to find an idea for a party this weekend and I found it right away! Thanks Diane!

  4. 4

    Oh my….this looks amazing. Now if i could have a 'girl's dinner' with some of my blogging friends over this would be perfect!

  5. 5
    DOEHLER DAYS says:

    YUM!!!!! I just came back from the grocery store and I think I have everything I need to make this. I can't wait.

  6. 6
    Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com says:

    That looks so good Diane! I might have to try that tomorrow night :)

    XOXO
    Jen

  7. 7
    ~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ says:

    I never tire of pasta salad either…especially with feta!

  8. 8
    Jennifer Young says:

    I saw this pinned on Pinterest and I must have it!! Do you think it would be good with parmesan instead of feta?

    • 9

      Yes, Parmesan would be great, I’d use small diced pieces or large grated pieces :) thanks so much for visiting my blog hope you find more recipes you’ll like.
      ~Diane

  9. 10

    I LOVE this recipe. Cannot wait to try making it! Feta with lemon is one of my favorite things. Great flavor profiles.

    xx
    Jen

    Domestic Divas Blog
    http://www.domesticdivasblog.com

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