Bow Ties with Pesto, Feta, and Cherry Tomatoes
|1 poundbow tie pasta; (farfalle)|
|3/4 cupPesto; recipe follows|
|1/2 pintcherry tomatoes; halved|
|1 cupfeta cheese; crumbled|
|Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper|
|Olive oil; as needed|
|5 big handfulsbasil leaves; (about 2 hefty bunches)|
|1/2 cuppine nuts; or 3/4 cup walnuts|
|1/2 cupParmesan or Pecorino cheese; fresh grated|
|1 lemon; Juice of 1|
|2 clovesgarlic; peeled|
|20 grindsfreshly ground black pepper; (about)|
|3/4 cupextra-virgin olive oil|
Bow Ties with Pesto, Feta, and Cherry Tomatoes Preparation
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Stir in the bow ties and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain the pasta and run it under cold water just until it stops steaming. Bounce the pasta around to get rid of as much water as you can.
Dump the pasta into a large serving bowl. Stir in the pesto until the pasta is coated. Toss in the cherry tomatoes and the crumbled feta. Taste the salad and season it as you like with salt and pepper. If it's looking a little dry, add some olive oil and stir it around.
Place all ingredients with 1/2 cup of the oil in a blender and blend. Gradually drizzle in the remaining 1/4 cup of oil until pesto is thick and smooth. Yield: about 1 1/2 cups
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Delicious! I added some grilled chicken and we had it for a summer dinner!
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