Raw Tomato and Green Bean Pasta

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

This quick and simple salad is a colorful, delicious and easy-to-transport alternative to pasta salad.


  • Salt and pepper

  • ¾ pound orecchiette

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 pound beefsteak tomatoes, diced medium

  • 1 small garlic clove, mashed to a paste

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 ounces)

  • ½ cup fresh dill or mint


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 3 minutes less than package instructions, then add beans and cook until just tender. Drain and return to pot.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, oil, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Add pasta, beans, and half the feta and herbs; toss to combine and season. Serve warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle with remaining feta and herbs.

    Andrew Purcell
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