Mediterranean Pasta with Pine Nuts and Feta
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Inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, this simple, quick weeknight pasta is likely to be in frequent rotation once you give a try. It's hard to go wrong with garlic, onions, peppers, pine nuts, and feta.
Recipe Type: Entree
Yield: 4 servings
  • 1 pound fusilli or pasta of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 1 red pepper, sliced and cut in thirds
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons julienne fresh mint
  • 1 cup crumbled feta or Bulgarian cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving ½ cup pasta water, and put aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onions, pepper, and garlic and cook until quite soft, stirring often.
  3. Add the pine nuts and cook until toasted and light brown.
  4. Add the pasta, lemon juice, balsamic, and a splash of reserved pasta water. Toss to coat.
  5. Add the mint and feta and season to taste with salt (go easy as the feta is salty) and freshly ground pepper. Toss and serve immediately.
Kosher Parve, Vegetarian
Recipe by Katherine Martinelli at