Thursday, April 21, 2011

Broccoli Pasta with Feta

Don't pass this one by. It's EASY, cheap and so tasty.

A bunch of broccoli, a can of beans, some pasta and feta.

This couldn't be easier or more perfect for making after work. (Shannon, if you like broccoli, this one's for you.)

I threw some chopped tomatoes and kalamata olives on top.

I think a Sauvignon Blanc would go perfectly.

Mum I see this being a great dinner to take down to the beach this summer... The Sauv will be a must!

Broccoli Pasta with Feta
(Moosewood Cooking for Health)

450g (1lb) chunky pasta
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
4 Cups chopped broccoli
1-2 Tbsp minced (pressed) garlic
1/2 tsp salt
ground pepper
2 ladles of pasta water
1 small can pinto beans
1 C crumbled feta (cow or goat)

chopped tomato, sliced kalamata olives to finish

Cook pasta.

While pasta cooks, warm oil in a large frying pan over med-high heat. Add broccoli, cooking 5 mins, and stirring constantly.
Add garlic, salt, ground pepper and 2 ladles full of pasta water. Stir in beans. Cover and steam for about 5 mins.
Please do not overcook the broccoli! Let it remain bright and green!
Top cooked pasta with broccoli and feta. (add tomatoes and olives if desired)