Seems lately I’ve been posting many pasta recipes. Pasta is so versatile and it’s also fairly inexpensive so if you’re on a budget it usually works out. One way I create a pasta dish is by looking in the fridge for leftovers, half empty jars and veggies that need to be eaten. This angel hair pasta recipe is made with Greek style foods; kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes, capers and feta. These are ingredients that are usually on hand so Greek angel hair pasta was on the menu.
I use angel hair pasta frequently for many reasons. One, it’s lighter then a thick spaghetti and two, it cooks faster. I also find that the flavors of the sauce and the meat and veggies shine through more when I’m cooking with angel hair pasta. I do use penne and other shapes but it really depends on what the sauce is going to be. Thicker sauces usually mean penne, but that’s me. You may prefer things differently. For this dish, I thought the sauce and the angel hair worked very well together.
Greek Style Angel Hair Pasta
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||30 minutes|
- 8oz angel hair pasta
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- 1/4 cup julienne cut sun dried tomatoes (drained of excess oil but not rinsed)
- 2 heaped tablespoons Kalamata olives (sliced)
- 1 1/2 tablespoon capers
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2oz feta cheese (crumbled)
You can also add onions and shrimp for a different taste
|In a large stockpot, boil water. Add your pasta and cook until al dente|
|While pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large deep skillet. Add the garlic. Cook until fragrant. Add the remaining ingredients except for the feta and cook through.|
|When the pasta is done, drain off the water well then add the pasta to the skillet and cook until heated through and all the noodles are coated. Serve with crumbled feta cheese on top.|
I really loved how the oil from the sun dried tomatoes added so much flavor to the dish. Add to that the tanginess from the capers and olives and you have a delightful angel hair pasta dish that is full on flavor but won’t weigh you down. You can always add shrimp or chicken to this if you want to, however for a vegetarian, this is a delicious meal. If you have never tried sun dried tomatoes in a pasta dish, I recommend you make this your first try. It’s delicious!
How do you like your angel hair pasta? Or, what would you add to this dish to make it a signature dish for you? Weigh in below in the comments.
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