Just recently tried feta cheese on pasta...and now I am hooked! Sliced grilled chicken breast is an excellent protein with this side dish.
2-1/2 cups uncooked bowtie pasta
1/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-in pieces
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 pound tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp minced chives
2 tsp minced fresh basil
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions, adding beans during the last 5-6 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Stir in the tomatoes, garlic, chives and basil. Drain pasta mixture and add to the tomato mixture; toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temp. Sprinkle with feta cheese just before serving.