Greek Pesto Pasta

June 25, 2012


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.


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.


See how easy that was?


Serve and enjoy!


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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!!

Satya June 28, 2012 at 2:33 am

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

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

There’s always room for more veg.

Satya June 28, 2012 at 2:32 am


Jenny June 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

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

Riley June 26, 2012 at 5:17 pm

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

Homer June 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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

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?

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

I think any pasta would work for this dish.

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