Pesto & Feta Pasta Salad with Cranberries

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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.

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I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. mmmmm, pesto and feta are two of my favorite things 🙂 Can’t wait until I have basil growing in the garden!

  2. Oh the salad looks awesome! I love pesto!

    Do you want to submit this to Presto Pasta Nights? Details are on my blog! Thanks!

  3. nancy says:

    i’ve got all the ingredients in my pantry. maybe i’ll have to give this a go.

  4. Elaine Marshall says:

    I made this before work today – so quick and so very flavorful. Thank you!!

  5. Looks to die for! Just stumbled this, ’cause I want to remember the recipe!

  6. I’m not usually a big pasta salad fan, but the blend of flavors here sounds fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I’ll be right over for lunch!

  8. Cecilia says:

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was FANTASTIC. So delicious. This is going to be my new potluck dish from now on. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Chaya says:

    This sounds like the perfect combination to make deliciousness.

  10. Stacy says:

    Are the cranberries the sweetened type? I have all of the ingredients, if so. That so rarely happens to me–I’m forever making substitutions when I see things like this and want to make them on the fly.

  11. Kelly says:

    I had thought I would make my own pesto but then pine nuts are $8 for a small bag so the Costco pesto seemed like a good deal to me. Nice to see you use it, too.

    • You can use other nuts to make it homemade, or like us, in the case of food allergies, use pumpkin seeds. 🙂


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