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Angel Hair Pasta with Arugula, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

Angel Hair Pasta with Arugula, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Pine NutsI had some angel hair pasta to use up so I created this light, simple, and extremely tasty pasta dish for dinner. I love the salty feta cheese with the spicy arugula and crunchy nuts. The tomatoes add a nice color, flavor, and texture to the dish and the garlic and olive oil finish it off nicely. I love that this meal took 15 minutes to prepare and that my entire family loved it. I served this pasta with the Roasted Garlic French Bread and a green salad for a healthy and delicious meal.

Angel Hair Pasta with Arugula, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts:


  • 1/2 lb angel hair pasta, prepared per instructions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups of small grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup of arugula
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts

Angel Hair Pasta with Arugula, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

How to Make Angel Hair Pasta with Arugula, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

Prepare the angel hair pasta per instructions, making sure to season the water with salt. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta cooking water.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add the minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the grape tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add the cooked and drained pasta along with the arugula, feta cheese, pine nuts, and the reserved cooking water. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Toss until well combined. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Note: To toast the pine nuts, simply place the pine nuts in a dry skillet over low heat and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.


Angel Hair Pasta with Arugula, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net


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  1. I had no idea what arugula was. Looking at your photos it looked like rocket, so I found out that arugula is for us know as rocket.
    I love it for being such an aromatic salad green β™₯

  2. Last night I said to my self: "You have to make pasta tomorrow,nice pasta with tomatoes, cheese and arugula!" End here it is on your blog πŸ™‚ Wonderful!

  3. I love Angel Hair it is so light and has a beautiful texture when you eat it! I also love feta, tomatoes etc. This recipe is perfect for me! I will definately make this!

  4. Angel hair is my SIL's favorite kind of pasta and she loves Greek… def need to make this for her :)Love all the pretty colors.

  5. as a brew crew member, I was thinking about what some great brunch ideas would be. Do you have any suggestions?

  6. Robert,

    Check under my egg, breakfast, and muffin categories… I am sure you will find quite a few tasty brunch options. Hope this helps.


  7. Pam, I always look forward to seeing what's next from you because you always keep me thinking of new, creative dinner ideas. This is just wonderful, and so simple and so delicious. I'll have to give it a try soon. Thanks so much!

  8. Wonderful meal Pam, it looks absolutely inviting!

    I always find inspiring dishes here. As a matter of fact, I "borrowed" another one of your links for National Sweet Potato Month.

    Thanks for sharing…

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  10. I love the simplicity of this pasta recipe. There's only 7 ingredients and I bet that you can taste each one. I may try this with a bit of fresh basil.

  11. I came across your blog a week or 2 ago & I have been making & enjoying quite a few of your recipes. I wanted to share about something crazy that happened to me..
    I made your Cous Cous salad with feta, tomatoes & pine nuts & also your Orzo salad with spinach, tomatoes, feta & pine nuts last Sun & Mon nights & I have since experienced "pine mouth" Here&

  12. Hi, I love your blog! but what is angel hair pasta? its not something ive ever heard of before. I also like making simple recipes, it annoys me when chefs try and over complicate dishes with lots of ingredients.

  13. Nicely done. I love food that looks beautiful on a plate! Is there a “cold” version of this. Or could you make suggestions for an adaptation? Thanks so much.

    1. Susan,

      I have eaten this pasta cold the next day and loved it. If you want to serve it cold, I would just let the pasta cool before tossing with the other ingredients. You may need to rinse it a bit with cold water if the noodles are sticking.