Now that the days are (supposedly) getting warmer, I feel eating more... spring-like food. Fresh greens, light meals... nothing too heavy. (although I still love chicken goreng. Always.) So I was looking around for ideas for light pasta dishes - no rich meaty tomatoey sauce for me. In fact, my favourite pasta dish has no tomatoes in it at all. And then I got the idea of using sundried tomatoes (mmmmmmmmmm!) with pasta and looked around for suggestions. So here we go. =)
What you need:
100g dried pasta (per person)
5 sundried tomatoes in oil
Bunch of basil leaves
Feta cheese, as much as you like
Salt and black pepper
What you do:
- Cook the pasta according to directions on the packet.
- Meanwhile, drain the tomatoes and reserve the oil. Slice the tomatoes into fine strips
- Once the pasta is ready, return to the pan and drizzle a little bit of the oil from the sundried tomatoes.
- Add in the tomatoes and stir to mix.
- Add in the basil leaves (torn) and the feta cheese (crumbled). season to taste. Mix well and serve immediately.
And that's it! Soooooooooooo easy right?Just cook the pasta and mix everything up and it's done! Exactly the kind of recipe I like. =D And this is definitely the kind of pasta dish i was looking for - it was a bit oily but absolutely delicious. In fact, I cooked a bit extra and packed it for lunch the next day and it was just as nice:
With this pasta, I cooked myself some garlic roast chicken, which was also delicious. But anyway, I'm a fan of feta cheese now. Never really tried it before, but it's great. On the other hand, it is a touch strong so feel free to substitute with your favourite cheese. =)
And on that note, I shall end this post. See you next time!
Quote of the day: We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.