Transport yourself to the breezy coasts and sun-dappled landscapes of the Mediterranean with this delightful pasta recipe. Capturing the essence of Mediterranean cuisine, this dish celebrates fresh, vibrant ingredients, harmoniously combined to offer a burst of flavor in every bite. Infused with the rich legacy of olive groves, sun-ripened tomatoes, and fragrant herbs, this Mediterranean pasta promises a culinary voyage with each forkful.
Yield: One full skillet or pot of Mediterranean pasta.
Number of Servings: Given that 500g of pasta is used, it typically serves 4-6 people, depending on the portion size. For a main course, you might lean more towards 4 servings, while if it’s a side dish or for lighter appetites, it could serve up to 6.
Total Active Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes Total Cooking Time: 18-22 minutes
1-Cook Pasta: Boil the pasta in a large pot of salted water until al dente, following the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
2-Sauté Base Ingredients: In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red onion, sautéing until the onions are translucent.
3-Infuse with Mediterranean Flavors: Stir in the cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, capers, and sun-dried tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes are slightly softened, around 3-4 minutes.
4-Combine Pasta: Add the drained pasta to the skillet, tossing well to ensure it's coated with the sautéed mixture.
5-Season and Garnish: Drizzle over the lemon juice and sprinkle the zest, adjusting with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes as per your taste preference. Finally, scatter the crumbled feta cheese, fresh basil, and parsley.
6-Serve with Panache: Dish out the pasta onto plates, ensuring each serving has a generous mix of all ingredients. Serve immediately while still warm.
Our Sun-Kissed Mediterranean Pasta is more than just a meal; it's a celebration of the Mediterranean lifestyle, where simplicity meets flavor, and every meal feels like a sunlit feast by the sea. Ideal for both weeknight dinners and special occasions, this dish brings the Mediterranean's warmth and zest to your table. Dive in, savor, and let the flavors transport you to those azure coasts.