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Fusilli With Peppers, Zucchini, and Feta

Fusilli With Peppers, Zucchini, and Feta

I love quick, refreshing meals. Ones that you feel took virtually no time to prepare, yet are still just as satisfying as the 4-hour-long fancy schmancy dinner. It almost feels like cheating.

This dish is just that. A cheaters’ dinner. A summertime tease. It’s got all the fresh and exciting flavors of summer, but something you can eat while the air is still brisk. We’ve had a few 70+ degree days here in Nashville the past couple of weeks. It’s funny how one warm day can change your entire mindset. I’m in summer mode now, and no 30-degree nights with our heat running can change that.

Fusilli With Peppers, Zucchini, and Feta

Makes 4-6 servings. Recipe from Delish.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb baby bell peppers, seeded and quartered lengthwise (or regular bell peppers, sliced into 1/2" thick slices)
1 large red onion, halved and cut into thin strips
16 oz. long fusilli pasta
2 zucchini, cut into 2-inch sticks, 1/4-inch thick
1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved
6 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil over medium heat in a 5-quart Dutch oven; add peppers and onion and stir to combine. Cover pot; cook 10 minutes, stirring often.

Add pasta to boiling water; cook according to package directions. While pasta cooks, add zucchini and olives to onion mixture and cook uncovered, 10 minutes, tossing frequently, until vegetables are tender.

Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Add pasta to vegetables and add feta cheese, black pepper, and reserved cooking water; toss. Transfer to a pasta serving bowl.

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  1. 1
    Posted On March 23, 2009 at 2:13 am

    I love dishes that can span all seasons. This one sounds particularly good. It’s got all of my favorites in there: peppers, feta, zucchini! Man, oh man, I can’t wait to make this soon. Saving the recipe now!

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  2. 2
    Cass
    Posted On March 23, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I had some friends over for dinner last night sort of last minute and wanted something fairly quick and easy to put together. I came looking for ideas and here it was right in front of me! I added sundried tomatoes and capers and it all turned out wonderfully! I recently discovered your website and have become obsessed. Keep up the good work!

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  3. 3
    Posted On April 7, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    This looks so nice and light. Perfect for spring! I want some now!

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