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Active time
12 minutes
Total time
20 minutes
8 portions

1 box — 13.5 oz penne, whole wheat

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 jar — 8 oz basil pesto 

½ cup feta cheese, crumbled

1 medium red bell pepper, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes

1 medium green sweet pepper, cored and cut into ½-inch cubes

1 medium seedless cucumber, sliced into half-moon shapes 

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon oregano, for garnish

Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions, draining 1 minute short of required cooking time.
  2. Toss the pasta with olive oil and place on a baking sheet to cool.
  3. Once the pasta is cool, in a large bowl, gently toss all ingredients to combine.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle with oregano.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Barilla


Calories: 330
Fat: 15g
Saturated Fat: 3.5g
Sodium: 350mg
Carbohydrate: 43g
Fiber: 6g
Protein: 10g

Yield: 8 portions

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