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