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Greek cherry tomato pasta
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Easy Greek Cherry Tomato Pasta Recipe

Easy to make Greek flavored pasta dish that's loaded with flavor. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 320kcal
Author Rena

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Whole Wheat Penne
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced or pressed
  • 1/2 Medium Red Onion sliced
  • 8 oz Roasted Red Peppers chopped
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 2 Cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup Halved Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup Kalamata Olives
  • 1/4 Cup Feta Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Toasted Pine Nuts
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Dill chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a pot with salted water to the boil, then add in the pasta and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic, and sauté for about 2-3 minutes. Then add in red peppers and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the spinach, oregano, and cook stirring frequently until just wilted.
  • Add cherry tomatoes and pasta and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to your taste.
  • Top with olives, crumbled feta cheese, and herbs. Enjoy!

Notes

Use enough cold, fresh water that once the pasta begins to cook and expand, there will still be plenty of room for the noodles to move freely. 
As soon as you drop your pasta in the water, stir it. This prevents the pasta from sticking together.
Drain your pasta enough to remove most of the water, but don’t let drained pasta sit and “dry off”. As it cools, the starches will firm up and the pasta will stick together.
Swap the feta for goat cheese if you want a stronger cheese punch.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2035IU | Vitamin C: 41.8mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1.6mg