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Mini Farfalle with Roasted Peppers, Onions, Feta, and Mint

Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total time 20 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups pasta and 1 tablespoon nuts)

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces mini farfalle pasta
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup prechopped onion
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup sliced bottled roasted red bell peppers, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 453
  • fat 17.4 g
  • satfat 5.1 g
  • monofat 4.1 g
  • polyfat 3.3 g
  • protein 16.6 g
  • carbohydrate 59.7 g
  • fiber 4.2 g
  • cholesterol 25 mg
  • iron 3.5 mg
  • sodium 558 mg
  • calcium 131 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta over a bowl; reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

  2. While pasta cooks, heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add nuts; cook 4 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add onion, raisins, and garlic; cook 8 minutes or until onion begins to brown, stirring frequently. Add bell peppers; cook 4 minutes or until heated, stirring occasionally. Add pasta and 1/2 cup reserved cooking liquid; cook 1 minute, stirring to combine. Remove from heat; stir in feta, mint, basil, and black pepper. Sprinkle with nuts.