20 Minute Gluten-Free Tomato and Feta Pasta

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An incredibly flavourful Gluten-Free Tomato and Feta Pasta dish. Using fresh tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, herbs, feta cheese and fresh parsley is what makes this Italian dish exceptional. What I love about this tomato and feta pasta is, all you need is only five fresh ingredients plus herbs and salt. The simplicity of this dish is what makes it so delicious, especially the saltiness of feta cheese. The best part, all you need is 20 minutes from start to the table.

♥ What to serve with tomato and feta pasta?

Firstly, this Italian gluten-free pasta dish can be served as a main. It is hearty and most satisfying. You can add a salad, or my favourite… gluten-free cheese and garlic flatbread. Just thinking about this makes me want to eat now. If you are serving the pasta as a side, there are many options. The way I like to serve this tomato, and feta pasta dish is with easy baked herbed salmon, which is what I am cooking tonight. However, southern fried chicken and pork tenderloin will make this pasta dish shine every time.

 

♥ What is the best gluten-free pasta?

I often get asked which is my favourite gluten-free pasta. I must admit there are many choices of gluten-free pasta on the market. Here is a list of six starting from my most favourite. Just to be clear, these are my choices and what is most readily available where I live, beautiful Vancouver in British Columbia

Tinkyadda Pasta Joy → white rice pasta (3 g protein per serving) This is my favourite gluten-free pasta because it tastes just like real pasta. There is no fiber in this pasta, but you can always add more veggies to get the fiber you need.

Andean Dream Pasta → blend of organic rice and quinoa (3 g fiber and 5 g protein per serving) The blend of organic rice and quinoa makes this a healthier pasta. The texture is good, and it tastes good.

Bionaturae Organic Spaghetti → Organic blend of rice, potato starch, rice starch, organic soy flour (5 g of protein and 1 g fiber per serving) This pasta has added potato starch and soy flour. It tastes good, but for those that are soy intolerant this pasta will not work

Lundberg Organic Brown Rice Pasta (4 g fiber and 4 g protein per serving) this pasta has 4 g of fiber per serving, which is a fair amount. If you are looking for pasta with higher fiber content, this brown rice pasta may be for you. For me, I prefer the flavour and texture of the white rice pasta. Plus, this pasta takes longer to cook and seems to have more starch. (you can find this pasta at Wholefoods)

Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame and Mung Bean Fettuccine (11g fiber and 22 g protein per serving) this pasta is excellent for a plant-based diet because it includes plant-based protein. This pasta is good for someone that is following a vegan diet. It has the highest fiber and protein content per serving

Ancient Harvest Pasta → Blend of organic corn flour and organic quinoa flour (4 g fiber and 4 g protein per serving) If you are looking for gluten-free penne pasta, this may be the right choice. This pasta is excellent in salads and casseroles

I don’t like gluten-free pasta that is made only with corn. First, I don’t like the texture, it is too grainy, and I don’t like the flavour. It tastes like corn and overpowers the flavours of sauces. If you overcook corn pasta even slightly, it becomes mushy.

Lastly, gluten-free pasta has the best texture when cooked al dente. Unless you shock the pasta in ice water after cooking, it will soften more after you drained it. So always cook the pasta until it is still slightly firm.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. gluten-free pasta (I used spaghetti)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves (they should be fairly large), chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. GF dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. GF dried rosemary
  • GF hot chilli peppers to taste (optional)
  • 4 large Roma tomatoes, cut to small pieces
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (I used reduced salt feta)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt to taste
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    Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of well salted water to a boil and cook pasta until al dente (firm to the bite)
  • While the pasta is cooking, using a large saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until the garlic starts to soften. Careful not to burn the garlic
  • Add basil, rosemary and chili peppers (if using) and stir to coat the garlic. Add tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Cook stirring frequently until the tomatoes start to soften about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, keeping the tomatoes warm
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain and save 1/2 cup of pasta water. Add pasta and pasta water to the tomatoes and gently toss to coat with the tomatoes and herbs
  • Remove from the heat and stir in feta and parsley. Taste and season with salt if needed. Enjoy!


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    One Response to 20 Minute Gluten-Free Tomato and Feta Pasta

    • kiki November 4, 2020

      very delicious pasta salad and super easy. I also added olives. I will definitely make this again!

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