Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Angel Hair Caprese Salad

Even though winter is still heavy in the air, I've been in the mood for some light summery food.  I found this angel hair pasta recipe on allrecipes.com and it was very tempting.  Then, a few days later came across this recipe on Who Wants Dinner.  That was enough to push me over the edge.  I HAD to have some pasta!  I didn't have the exact ingredients for either salad, so I combined the two and came up with my own version.  We had company over for dinner that night and I'd say it was a hit.  When you see people going back for seconds and thirds, you know you have a winner.  You can serve this as a side dish or top it off with some grilled chicken and to make it heartier and serve it as a main dish.

2 cups cherry tomatoes
16 oz angel hair pasta
1/4 cup olive oil
4 cloves minced garlic
8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

Bring water for pasta to a boil.  Slice cherry tomatoes in half.  When the water reaches a full boil, put the tomato halves in.  Boil for 3-5 minutes.  Remove from water and set aside.  Add pasta and cook until al dente.  Drain, return pasta to pot.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Mix well.  Can serve hot or cold.

Source:  All Recipes and Who Wants Dinner


Jamie Young said...

Mmmm, you've got me craving this again!

Janessa said...

Me too! Why don't you come over for lunch and I'll make us some :) If only!!!

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