My sister who got the idea from her sister-in-law told me about this salad years ago. It always sounded intriguing. Pesto, feta, and cranberries? All having a party together? Count me in! But, I never got around to trying it. And since I see my sister infrequently, she never got around to making it for me.
Recently, I found that I had all the ingredients in my cupboard and fridge, so I went to work. I didn’t have a recipe, so I may get emails telling me I did it wrong. But, considering how yummy it was, I’m happy with my work.
Pesto & Feta Pasta Salad with Cranberries
12 ounces rainbow rotini, cooked, drained, rinsed, and cooled
1/2 cup basil pesto (I buy Kirkland brand)
1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
In a large mixing bowl combine the cooked rotini and pesto. Toss well. Add the feta cheese, cranberries, and sunflower seeds. Toss gently and serve.