Light Pasta Salad

Add more cheese and oil to make it less healthy

Add more cheese and oil to make it less healthy

This is another simple meal that does not require a completely working kitchen to accomplish.

Pasta Salad with Mushrooms and Olives

  • 1 lb small shaped pasta
  • 1/2 onion diced fine
  • 10-12 assorted olives pitted and chopped roughly
  • 8 mushrooms sliced thick
  • 3 anchovy filets
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt/pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter

Boil pasta in salted water until al dente. Drain and place pasta in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Place anchovies and butter in a frying pan over medium heat and saute, breaking up the fish to a paste. Add onion and cook until golden. Add mushrooms and cook until browned. Add balsamic and deglaze pan. Cook until evaporated then spoon into pasta. Add feta, olives and spices and stir well. Taste for seasoning and add more oil if necessary. Serve warm or cold.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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8 Responses to Light Pasta Salad

  1. Sounds fabulous.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. Eva Taylor says:

    We did a lot of one pot cooking on a single element too. Can’t wait to see the results!

  3. Caroline says:

    Sounds great! I’m a cheese-a-holic, so I’m sure I’d make it less healthy by adding a little more cheese, woops!

  4. This sounds and looks absolutely great. Yup, I needed this for lunch today

  5. Sounds wonderful! Can’t wait to try it.

  6. Reblogged this on ChallengeU2cook and commented:
    I love Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide. This is a dish I can’t wait to try!

  7. ohlidia says:

    Oh, looks so delicious!

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