Special Sauce

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It Must Have Been Something I Ate

No, I'm not sick. I'm thinking about heading all my food posts with that. Just for fun. We'll see if it turns into something...

Tonight's dinner was hastily thrown together, because the farmstand where I'd been hoping to pick up some 75 cent eggplants was sold out (drat!) so the Middleastern Chickpea platter from Eating Well magazine is on hold for a few days. Instead, I bring you Improv Pasta.

4 small tomatoes, medium dice, keep all those yummy juices
1 green pepper, small dice
1 medium onion, small dice
about 3 T olive oil, divided
about 1/2 cup feta cheese, divided
about 2 T balsamic vinegar
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt/pepper to taste
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz spiral or shell pasta (whole wheat is tasty)

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, saute the pepper and onion together in about 1T of oil until soft and light brown. Place tomatoes in a large bowl, add cooked peppers and onions, appx 2T olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and about 1/4 cup feta. Stir to combine. When pasta is done, drain and rinse in cool water to bring the temp down slightly (this is OK hot, but better room temp). Toss with the tomato/pepper mix, adjust seasonings, and serve topped with remaining feta. Yum.

If you wanted to, you could toss in some cubed cooked chicken too, and go full-bore main dish. As it is, this would easily serve 4 people (2 if they were really, really hungry.)


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