Sunday, October 19, 2008

Linguine with Kalamata Olives & Sun Dried Tomato

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

1 lb. Linguine
1/2 c. MEZZETTA Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I used a little less)
4 cloves minced garlic
1/4 tsp. hot pepper flakes (I added 1/2 tsp.)
1/2 Cup Red Onion, chopped
1/2 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1/2 Green Bell Pepper, chopped
2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped (I used 6 Roma tomatoes)
1/2 c. pitted MEZZETTA Calamata olives, chopped
1/4 cup MEZZETTA Sun Dried Tomatoes
1 tsp. salt (did not nead this much salt, olives are salty)
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. fresh basil, chopped
1/2 c. feta cheese

I soaked my chopped sun dried tomatoes in olive oil (enough to just oil them up) for a 1/2 hour before cooking time.
In 1 large pot of boiling, salted water cook linguine for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm drain well.
Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat cook garlic, hot pepper flakes, onion, & both peppers for 4 minutes.
Add fresh tomato and cook for additional for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.
Add sun dried tomatoes, olives & basil and heat through.
Spoon enough over pasta.
Top with crumbled feta cheese.

I found this recipe on the Mezzetta web site. I tweaked it to my liking. I made it for dinner tonight and it was Delicious! One of my all time favorite pasta dishes!

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