Thursday, June 4, 2009

"Delightful" summer pasta

It may not look like much, but this pasta is one of the best dishes I've made all week. And that is a week that included grilled ribeye and chicken stuffed with fresh spinach and tomato basil feta cheese.

My 6 year old often turns his nose up at my cooking, and tonight after dinner, he said, "thank you mom; that was delightful." Delightful! What a great word from a 6 year old. Especially when I'm so used to hearing, "ewww, that was yucky." So, I'm officially naming this the "delightful summer pasta." I made up the recipe several years ago, but tonight it was better than ever because I grilled the veges instead of sauteing them. Here's the recipe...

Cook angel hair pasta according to directions.

In the meantime, cut up summer veges of your choice. I used tomatoes, zucchini, squash and onion.

Sprinkle the veges with salt, pepper, a tiny bit of Greek seasoning and olive oil.

Put the veges in a pan made for the grill, and set over the grill on high.

When pasta is done, drizzle with olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar.

When veges begin to soften, some of them color a bit and the skin of the tomatoes are blistered, remove from heat and add to pasta.

Sprinkle with feta (I used the kind that has basil and tomato). Serve warm.


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