Greek Pesto Pasta

June 25, 2012

DSC_0110

This pasta dish makes a tasty, super quick dinner option for those nights you don’t feel like cooking much. It’s a riff off my my recipe for Greek pita pizza (which I still eat so often it’s embarrassing) and incredibly flavorful for being such a simple dish. You could easily throw this together in 20 min.

 Ingredients: (makes 2 servings)
8 oz dried linguine pasta 
1 small shallot, chopped fine
2 Tablespoons pesto
1/3 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1/3 cup sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup sliced kalamata olives
1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Directions: Cook the pasta, drain and set aside.

  DSC_0100

In a skillet heat the oil, shallots, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes, stirring often. Turn off the heat and add the pasta, pesto, olives, and feta. Toss to combine.

DSC_0106

See how easy that was?

DSC_0118

Serve and enjoy!

 DSC_0114

Print Friendly

Other posts you may enjoy:

  1. Greek Pita Pizzas
  2. Greek Lentil Salad
  3. Feta Pesto and Onion Pizza
  4. Lemony Chickpea Pasta
  5. Greek Isles Potato Salad with Lindsay Olives

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Amberly July 5, 2012 at 2:58 am

This is totally making me want to have two dinners tonight! So simple and I’m sure it’s so flavorful! I love kalamata olives!!

Reply

Satya June 28, 2012 at 2:33 am

Love it!
Can we add more veggies? or would it upset the balance of the dish?

Reply

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

There’s always room for more veg.

Reply

Satya June 28, 2012 at 2:32 am

LOVE IT!

Reply

Jenny June 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Wow, so simple, but I bet it tastes delicious! A great idea for a midweek dinner.

Reply

Riley June 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I’ll have to throw this together for dinner tonight. With penne!

Reply

Homer June 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Greek pita pizza? Greek pasta? Decisions, decisions… Either way, you win! Looks yummy!

Reply

Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf June 25, 2012 at 9:01 am

YUM! I love your take on Greek pizzas, so this is just as genius. And it doesn’t seem super heavy so it would be really good in the summer! Do you think any other pasta type could be used instead of linguine? Like bow tie or penne?

Reply

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I think any pasta would work for this dish.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:


Warning: Unknown: open(/tmp/sess_0a9a8aa05ff7cfaa32a85470a87453be, O_RDWR) failed: Disk quota exceeded (122) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/tmp) in Unknown on line 0