Sometimes you have days where you don’t want to cook. But you still want real food. For those days, I have dishes like this. This is a ten minute dinner, folks. It only takes a couple of minutes longer than making a PBJ and you will not regret the tiny bit of effort. Simple, healthy ingredients come together in minutes and burst with flavor.
I usually make this (or something like it) when I have produce that needs to be used and I’m not feeling terribly creative about it. If your grape tomatoes are starting to wrinkle, don’t worry! A little toss in the pan will plump them right up again. In summertime, I sometimes don’t even cook the tomatoes and spinach for this, but just toss them with the hot pasta. In winter, when I want it a little more saucy, I cook them just for a minute or two, so they are warm but still bright and juicy.
Tomato Feta Spaghetti
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups spinach, chopped
1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup feta cheese
Salt & pepper
1 package thin spaghetti (or any noodle you like)
Do your chopping and slicing first so everything is ready, as this dish comes together very quickly!
Bring a pot of water to boil and cook pasta until tender but not mushy. While pasta cooks, drizzle a bit of olive oil in a skillet and saute onion. When onion is tender add garlic and cook one minute. Add spinach, tomatoes, and a pinch of salt & pepper. Saute 1-2 minutes, and then turn heat off.
Drain pasta and toss with veggies and feta. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve by itself or with a protein or salad.