Quick and Simple Pasta

Summer in Korea is extremely hot and humid so the last thing I want to do is stand over a blazing flame and cook.  I try to look for quick fixes that have me in and out of the kitchen as fast as possible.  One of my favorite summer dishes is a simple cherry tomato with feta cheese pasta.  I got this wonderful idea from my aunt.

For this dish, I used pasta in the shape of bows.  You can use spiral noodles as well or whatever shape you can find.  Boil your pasta as normal (pot of boiling water with a tablespoon of oil and a teaspoon of salt).

For the tomato-feta combo I use…

  • 1 Cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Feta cheese cut in cubes

In a pan,  heat the tablespoon of olive oil then toss in the juicy cherry tomatoes.  Give the tomatoes a few good tosses then add the salt , sugar and black pepper.  Toss around a few more times then turn off the heat.  Once the heat is off, throw in the feta (the amount depends on your love for cheese) and toss. Drain your pretty shaped pasta and add it to the tomato-feta combo with a few good tosses.  **I say toss and not mix because you don’t want the tomatoes or cheese cubes to lose shape.**

Serve and enjoy!

NB:It goes great with any protein or can be enjoyed alone. 

Cherry tomato and feta cheese pasta served with zucchini cakes



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