Pasta With Fresh Herbs, Feta and Tomatoes

Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

An easy, fresh pasta that is delicious and impressive made with few ingredients. Light and tangy tasting, a sure crowd pleaser and faster than 'fast food'! The key is to use FRESH ingredients for best flavour, dried herbs won't do!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to pkg directions while preparing 'sauce'.
  2. Chop tomatoes coarsely, removing seeds as they make sauce too runny.
  3. Roughly chop approximately 1/4-1/2c basil leaves and set aside.
  4. Chop 1/2c parsley and set aside.
  5. Add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil to a non-stick pan(I actually use a large non-stick wok!) Cook tomatoes, garlic and chillis until tendercrisp over medium-high heat. DO NOT overcook tomatoes, the last thing you want is a soggy mess. You should be able to easily identify the tomato chunks in the pasta! This is NOT a traditional soupy sauce! It's a fresh, light tasting summery dish not meant to be 'drowned' in excess sauce.
  6. Toss in the HOT drained fusilli and stir through crumbled feta and basil over low heat until feta begins to melt. The feta shouldn't be melted all the way, just warmed through and softened! It will continue to melt on the plate, you should be able to see lots of chunky bits of cheese poking through.
  7. Stir through the chopped parsley and approximately 1/2c olives.
  8. Top with fresh grated parmesan.
  9. Enjoy with a chilled glass of chardonnay!

Reviews

(2)
Most Helpful

Nice change from the tomato-paste based sauce that I usually do. I did cook it longer than intended because we are not real chunky tomato fans. Good recipe!

ankhesenamen March 31, 2008

The essence of the fresh herbs beckon and I must obey...this dish bursts with appeal.

CA DOUBLE TIZZY November 27, 2007

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