Earlier this week I had lunch at Noodles and Company. One of my favorite dishes, among many, is their Pasta Fresca. While munching away I decided that this is totally something I could easily make at home; so later in the week I went at it. Here is what I came up with! Recipe makes 2 servings.
vegetarian, soy-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, seed-free, sugar-free, shellfish-oil, fish-free, bean & legume-free
- 1/2 box penne pasta (~2 cups cooked)
- 2 roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup red onion, sliced
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 3 tsp red wine vinegar
- 3 tsp white wine
- feta cheese
- olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to directions. In a large skillet, heat 4 tsp olive oil. Add pasta and sauté until noodles begin to brown (about 5 minutes). In a small bowl, combine wine, vinegar, garlic, 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and onion to pasta and cook for a few more minutes. Pour sauce over noodle mixture. Remove from heat and mix in spinach and feta cheese. Serve immediately.
Tomatoes appears to be a common ingredient in my kitchen lately; I just can’t resist the fresh tomatoes in season!