2011, Recipe 74: Tomato Basil & Feta Pasta

From the UK Allrecipes.com (So I put the conversions for you!)
  • 1/2 lb. uncooked fusilli or penne pasta
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 12-oz can chopped tomatoes, (about 3 fresh Roma)
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
Combine olive oil, garlic, onion, tomatoes and basil; let sit at room temperature.
Toss warm pasta with Parmesan and feta. Stir in tomato mixture and sprinkle on salt and pepper. You can add more Parmesan if desired. Serve immediately.

Results: Super easy and super delicious.  I'm frightened of raw garlic and raw onion.  Left out the onion, decided to give the raw garlic a shot.  It was awesome in this recipe!  I think the sitting to the side made it happy.  I used crushed red pepper because we like things spicy! ;-) I will say room temp cooled everything way down so this wasn't exactly a hot dish.  That was a bit odd but not undelicious.