Lemon and Feta Pasta
photo by Jubes
- Ready In:
- 60 g pasta
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1⁄2 lemon, juice and zest of
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 60 g feta cheese, crumbled
- 5 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 spring onions, sliced
- Cook the pasta following package directions.
- Meanwhile, make a dressing by combining the olive oil, lemon zest and juice, mustard and garlic.
- Once cooked, drain the pasta and put back in the warm pot. Mix in the crumbled feta, tomatoes, spring onions and dressing. Heat gently til feta melts a little. This dish can be served warm or refrigerated as a packed lunch.
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* Reviewed for Whine and Cheese Gang s visit to Greece ZWT6* Easy and tasty. I used gluten-free Lasagne Corte. Also sauted the garlic in the oil before adding to the pasta. Did find some extra olive oil was required.....but may have been due to the gf pasta. Loved the little bursts of tomato with the lemony pasta. Photo also to be posted
Very fresh and delicious! I sauteed the garlic in the oil and added the rest of the sauce ingredients into that. I used low fat feta and really liked the combination of the feta and lemon. If you are a fan of the ingredients, you will absolutely love this! I wouldn't change a thing. Made for Gimme 5. Thanks for a terrific lunch! :)
This is a very light, summery dish. I served it cold as it was a hot day. I microwaved the garlic in the olive oil a little so it wouldn't have the potency of raw garlic, then didn't warm it up in step 3. I also played around with the proportions of olive oil to lemon, as initially I found the lemon flavour a bit strong. Thanks for a lovely summer recipe!
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