Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tomato - Feta Pasta

This is a fairly simple recipe that Chris and I whipped up one night when we weren't sure what we wanted for dinner. It's best with fresh ingredients, although I'm sure you could use frozen or canned veggies if that's all you have on hand. Our family gives this recipe five stars!

1 box whole wheat fettucini, prepared per manufacturer's instructions
Extra virgin olive oil
2-3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped
1/2 large purple onion, diced
3 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 red bell pepper chopped
1/4 - 1/2 cup Marsala cooking wine or Balsamic Vinegar  
2-3 roma tomatoes, chopped
1/2 to 1 container tomato basil feta cheese
1/2 cup grated romano or parmesan cheese
mediterranean sea/kosher Salt and pepper

Prepare pasta, place in large serving bowl, set aside. In medium pan, heat olive oil to medium heat, saute chopped garlic and diced onion until golden brown and tender. Add spinach leaves, saute until wilted. Add red pepper, heat to desired tenderness (we like ours a little crunchy). Remove from heat and add cooking wine or vinegar to taste. Pour garlic, onion, spinach, pepper mixture over pasta - be sure to get all excess oil/wine/vinegar into bowl.  Add feta cheese and toss well. Sprinkle romano/parmesan cheese, salt and pepper over top, serve warm with fresh french bread. Enjoy!

A few additions you could try are: chopped prosciutto, crumbled bacon, fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed, grilled chopped chicken breast, etc. My husband loves meat and he said he didn't even miss it in this flavorful dish! 

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Yummy! This looks so good and fresh. We will have to try it soon.