Spaghetti with feta

pasta recipeThe vegetarian gourmet, 128pp.
by Roz Denny
Ultimate Editions, London, 1995
Cooking on page 32

According to the pencilled price on the inside front cover, I bought this secondhand for $4. At first I thought it was based on recipes from Gourmet magazine, but it’s completely independent. It was originally published as part of a larger compendium called The ultimate vegetarian cookbook.

Author Roz Denny has written or contributed to almost 30 cookery books, with many focusing on vegetarian dishes.

Page 32 has two recipes and I made the first (actually I made both and will post the second another time).

Spaghetti with feta

Spaghetti with feta

Ingredients
115 g/4 oz spaghetti
1 garlic clove
30 ml/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
a little fresh ground nutmeg
salt and ground black pepper
75 g/3 oz feta cheese, crumbled
15 ml/1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
a few black olives (optional), to serve

pasta fettucini spaghetti and feta

Method
Boil the spaghetti in plenty of lightly salted water according to the instructions on the pack, then drain.

In the same pan gently heat the garlic clove in the oil for a minute or two then add the cherry tomatoes.

Increase the heat to fry the tomatoes lightly for a minute, then remove the garlic and discard.

Toss in the spaghetti, season with the nutmeg and seasoning to taste then stir in the crumbled feta and basil.

Check the seasoning, remembering that feta can be quite salty, and serve hot topped with olives if liked. Serves 2–3.

How it played out
When a recipe is so easy, I have no choice but to follow the ingredients (using linguini instead of spaghetti) and the instructions. We love olives, so I used quite a few Kalamata olives.

Vegetarian gourmet cookbook

Verdict
A perfect recipe that uses ingredients we love. Super quick and easy to make, so ideal for busy weeknights. Also easy to omit or substitute ingredients that you or the people in your house might not like.

Travel
Pasta was an important ingredient during our almost year-long travels in Africa. Have a look at our massive shopping expedition in Ceuta, a Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa.

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About leggypeggy

Intrepid overland traveller, keen photographer, avid cook—known to jump out of airplanes and do other silly things. Do not act my age.
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16 Responses to Spaghetti with feta

  1. Yummy! This has all my favorites! I’m definitely making this!

  2. Yummy looking and simple enough that I can make it – I think. 😀

  3. Catnip Blog says:

    OOOOooooooo I make spaghetti and throw feta on it with a drizzle of olive oil & lemon BUT this recipe raises it to another level. I’m doing this! Thanks Leggy P.

  4. Delicious, super-gnammete 😍
    But those are not spaghetti, they are linguine or tagliatelle. Spaghetti are little and round 😋😁
    In anticipo case, a recuperare I will cook this evening 😀
    Happy Thursday!
    Sid

  5. I hate my corrector 🤬
    In any case, a recipe to cook… you know I write in English, it corrects in Italian 😜
    Ciao
    Sid

  6. commonriderr says:

    Can’t wait to try this!

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