Pasta With Tomatoes, Feta and Basil

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One of Susan Schuman’s favorite flavor combinations is sweet tomatoes, savory feta, and fresh basil. She uses it on grilled chicken, steaks, and all sorts of pasta. This dish couldn’t be any easier or faster to make so it’s a staple for meal planning during the week.

16 ounces penne or bow tie pasta (use gluten free if needed)

1 pint grape tomatoes

1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled

about 10 large fresh basil leaves

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. While pasta is cooking place tomatoes and feta in a large serving bowl.

3. On a cutting board stack basil leaves on top of one another, then roll up. Cut through the leaves making thin strips and set aside.

4. When pasta is ready drain well and add to the bowl with the tomatoes and feta. Toss to combine. Add the basil and the olive oil to the bowl and toss well. You can add more or less of any of these ingredients if you prefer. Serve warm.

Susan Schuman is a working mom with two small kids and a hungry husband. She writes Our Family Eats to share ideas for fun, wholesome meals that anyone can fit into their hectic schedule.  You can connect with Susan on Twitter @ourfamilyeats.

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