I got a new cookbook at Costco when I was there the other day called “Cooking Light Complete Meals in Minutes” and this is the first recipe I tried from it and it was delicious! The cookbook is divided into sections according to foods and then each section is broken into 3 additional sections according to how long a recipe takes to prepare – 15 minutes, 20 minutes and 30 minutes. This one was 20 minutes. So quick, easy and yummy!
6 ounces uncooked farfalle (bow tie pasta) (I used whole grain rotini)
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar (I used white wine vinegar instead)
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
2 teaspoons capers (left these out)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (just used regular mustard since the Dijon was all gone)
1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic (I pressed one fresh clove of garlic in)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
4 oz crumbled reduced – fat Feta cheese
1 Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting any salt and/or fat. Drain. Combine cooked pasta, tomatoes, grapes and basil in a large bowl.
2 While pasta cooks, combine vinegar and next 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil to vinegar mixture, stirring constantly with whisk. Drizzle vinaigrette over pasta mixture and toss well to coat. Add cheese and toss to combine.
4 servings (serving size – 2 cups) = 320 calories per serving