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

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 minute 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:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
  • 1/2 lb angel hair pasta, prepared per instructions
  • 1 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 (I used low fat)
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts

Prepare the angel hair pasta per instructions, making sure to season the water with salt.

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, and pine nuts. Toss until well combined. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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

 

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49 Responses to “Angel Hair Pasta with Arugula, Feta Cheese, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts”

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    Rhondi — February 9, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    Gorgeous picture! I just love your healthy recipes.

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    Priyanka — February 9, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    Very attractive :)
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    Kankana — February 9, 2011 @ 7:41 am

    oh dear .. this looks mouth watering tasty .. i am a pasta lover and keep trying with them all the time!

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — February 9, 2011 @ 7:42 am

    We love pasta and this looks so good. Diane

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    Ana Powell — February 9, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    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 ♥

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    MilaJeDraga — February 9, 2011 @ 10:13 am

    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 :) Wonderful!

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    Carmen Rosa — February 9, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    I love arugula (rúcula en spanish), looks so good and healthy recipes.

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    Yasmin — February 9, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    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!

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    Debbie — February 9, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    That not only sounds delicious but it looks so pretty too!

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    Big Dude — February 9, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    Delicious and healthy – nice job Pam

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    Sushma Mallya — February 9, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    Looks v attractive with those cherry tomatoes on top ..,..looks perfect:)

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    The Blonde Duck — February 9, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    This is my kind of pasta!

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    Jenn — February 9, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    Now that is a beautiful plate of pasta!! I bet it tasted even better than it looked too!!

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    peachkins — February 9, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

    those grape tomatoes give life to pasta

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    Anonymous — February 9, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    That looks delicious, Pam! I love the combination of flavors!

    Kim in MD

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    PeggyR — February 9, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    That looks devine!

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    bellini valli — February 9, 2011 @ 3:03 pm

    This is my favourite way with pasta any time of the year.

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    Mandy — February 9, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

    I love colorful dishes! This sounds so good and I love the addition of the pine nuts.

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    Kimmie — February 9, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    Just beautiful!

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    What's Cookin' with Mary? — February 9, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    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.

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    Tracy Wood — February 9, 2011 @ 5:02 pm

    My favorite shape of pasta! Plus my favorite type of cheese. Very nice.

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    robert — February 9, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

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

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    Rachel — February 9, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    What a beautiful dish! I really enjoy angel hair pasta–it's nice to have a "lighter" pasta once in a while!

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    Joanne — February 9, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    Arugula and feta go together like ham and cheese. What a beautiful pasta dish!

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    Pam — February 9, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    Robert,

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

    Cheers,
    Pam

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    Marjie — February 9, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    I enjoy the Barilla brand pastas. This looks like a terrific easy meal!

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    Sabrina — February 9, 2011 @ 6:59 pm

    what a great dish with light ingredients! Looks wonderful!

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    Sarah B. — February 9, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    This sounds delish! I will have to make it soon!

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — February 9, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

    The flavors in this dish sound wonderful!

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    Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) — February 9, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    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!

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    shoshana — February 9, 2011 @ 8:22 pm

    Looks delicious! Nice photos!

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    Cheryl — February 9, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    Sooo pretty! Looks delicious!

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    Kelly @ Evil Shenanigans — February 9, 2011 @ 9:17 pm

    What a beautiful dish!

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    Joi — February 9, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    I have to wipe the drool off my chin. This looks wonderful.

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    muppy — February 9, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

    I love the colours, just gorgeous.

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    teresa — February 9, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    just gorgeous! love the flavors and especially the pine nuts!

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    ~~louise~~ — February 9, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

    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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    Bits of Taste — February 10, 2011 @ 12:40 am

    I always admire your ingredients which come in variety of colours! Lovely!

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    Susan — February 10, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    I love anything with feta cheese. The colors in this look amazing = an healthy too. We need a few more healthy dishes in our world!

    Can't wait to try!

    Susan http://www.ugogrrl.com

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    Ninette — February 10, 2011 @ 2:40 am

    Great idea! I never thought of mixing arugula and pasta. I'll have to try it!

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    JAK — February 10, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    This blog is great! I just started a food blog, and would love for you to check it out and follow! mondayswithjak.blogspot.com

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    Isaac — February 10, 2011 @ 7:02 am

    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.

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    grace — February 10, 2011 @ 9:13 am

    feta's starting to grow on me (not literally, of course), and i'm always up for some pignoli.

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    Good Pediatrician in Chennai — February 10, 2011 @ 12:42 pm

    I think i’ll try it out.
    thanks for sharing the recipe

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    Katerina — February 10, 2011 @ 2:36 pm

    These flavors are so dear and familiar to me. I love the colora too.

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    Chris — February 11, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    That plated shot looks so drab….you should add some color to it or something ;) j/k it's awesome!

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    Jenn — February 11, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    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&

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    Naomi Winters — February 14, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    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.

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    Shirataki Noodles — April 5, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    Love this dish, i m looking for this king of stuff !!

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