Greek Pasta and a Fantastic Giveaway **GIVEAWAY CLOSED-WINNER CHOSEN**

Quick, simple, and tasty. Those are the three words I would use to describe this pasta dish. I love the tangy olives, sweet tomatoes, and salty cheese together with the crunchy pine nuts and soft pasta. This combination of ingredients works well with any pasta but I especially love them with angel hair. This dish is always a big hit with my family and quickly disappears.

Greek Pasta:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • Angel hair pasta, cooked per instructions
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 small red onion, diced
  • Handful of grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Handful of kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of baby spinach
  • Feta cheese

Toast the pine nuts in a DRY skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.
Cook the pasta per instructions. While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the onion and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes. Add the grape tomatoes, oregano, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the minced garlic and kalamata olives then cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the cooked and drained noodles to the skillet as well as the spinach and pine nuts. Toss to coat and cook for 1 minute until the spinach wilts a little bit. Taste and re-season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the feta cheese then toss and serve immediately. Enjoy.


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


GIVEAWAY: ***CONTEST CLOSED*** WINNER PICKED***

I was recently contacted by Ergo Chef to see if I wanted to host a giveaway for this 8″ pro series chef knife with hollow ground edge. After I saw the knife I was wishing I could enter the giveaway myself!! Don’t forget to become Ergo Chef followers on their Blog, Facebook, and Twitter so you can keep up to date on their awesome knives.

How to enter the giveaway: Simply comment on this post. I’ll announce the lucky winner on Monday’s post (May 23, 2011). Good luck!

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4 Responses to “Greek Pasta and a Fantastic Giveaway **GIVEAWAY CLOSED-WINNER CHOSEN**”

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    jen — May 23, 2011 @ 2:51 am

    You are my inspiration! I came every Sunday to get my meals ready for the week. This knife would be a perfect addition to getting my veggies to look like yours too. ;)

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    Hazel — May 24, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    What a stunning pasta dish!

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    healthy soup recipes — May 24, 2011 @ 11:01 am

    wow. great blog site. Plus the recipes are brilliant and easy to make. keep it up!

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    Rosita Vargas — May 25, 2011 @ 12:33 am

    seguro que este estupendo plato desaparece rápidamente es un plato de lujo,exquisito y bien elaborado,muchos cariños ,está muy lindo el cuchillo,abrazos.

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