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Barilla® Tri-Color Penne Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese, Olives, Cherry Tomatoes & Avocado


Barilla® Tri-Color Penne Pasta Salad with Feta Cheese, Olives, Cherry Tomatoes & Avocado
PREPARATION TIME
20 minutes

DIFFICULTY
Easy

TYPE
Main course


TYPE OF RECIPE
Vegetarian


Ingredients for 7 people


1 box Barilla® Tri-Color Penne
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small red onion
cut julienne style
1 large Hot House Cucumber diced
1 pint cherry tomatoes
halved ½ cup Kalamata olives sliced in rounds
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 avocado diced
Salt and black pepper to taste
¾ cup Feta cheese diced
1 tablespoon parsley chopped



Preparation 10 minutes preparation + 10 minutes cooking
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil

2. Cook pasta 1 minute less than package directions

3. Drain and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil; place on a sheet tray to cool

4. In a small skillet, sauté onion in 1 tablespoon olive oil until translucent; remove from heat and set aside

5. In a large bowl combine, pasta with onions, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, remaining olive oil and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper to taste

6. Before serving add avocado, cheese and parsley