This is one of our favorites in the summer. Somehow it just seems very refreshing and not too heavy. It has everything in one dish which I of course love!
I usually make this with orzo pasta. That would be my preference, it really is great. Alas, I have not found a high fiber orzo pasta. So this time I made it with mini rotini since it has fiber in it. I just have to prioritize how I want to eat my “empty” carbs. This time common sense and health won out!
The boys all just love feta cheese. They even ate the tomatoes when I made it! They can be hit or miss when it comes to eating tomatoes.
This combines all my favorites from a Greek tomato salad. The fresh basil, feta and lemon juice are so fresh and full of flavor. It tastes great leftover as a cold pasta salad, add cucumbers and it’s even better (leftovers may require a little added olive oil). I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Pasta with Chicken, Tomato and Feta
1/2 pound dry pasta
2 Tbs. olive oil
Juice and zest of one lemon
10 oz. cooked chicken, diced
1/2 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered
1/4 c. red onion, chopped
1/4 c. fresh basil, chopped
5 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
Cook the pasta to al dente, time will depend on which size/shape pasta you choose to use. Drain the pasta. Put the pasta, oil, lemon juice and zest in a bowl, allow to cool for about five minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well mixed. Serve warm or cold. If serving cold cucumbers are a nice addition.
Yields 6 servings
Thanks for sharing this simple but very nutritious recipe. My children love pasta so much, and the younger boy loves Feta too, although he doesn’t like tomatoes. The red onion and chicken add more flavour to this dish. Thank you so much for sharing and wish you all a wonderful evening!
Hope you enjoy if you get a chance to try it!