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The Salty Additions That Feature In Ina Garten's Tomato Feta Pasta Salad
Ina Garten’s tomato feta pasta salad is full of good ingredients, but what really makes it shine are the salty ones: black olives, feta cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Garten adds even more saltiness to the dressing by including more sun-dried tomatoes, salt, capers, and grated Parmesan. This is balanced out by the fresh and acidic ingredients.
Garten likes to use so many salty ingredients because they bring unique flavors to the less flavorful ingredients, making the pasta salad much less bland.
It’s important to note that noodles absorb more flavor when warm, so it’s best to mix everything before they cool down. Garten’s additions are great, but feel free to experiment.