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Penne With Broiled Vegetables And Feta Cheese

Canned chicken soup with a bit of oregano and lemon juice, accompanied by warm pita bread, starts the meal with the proper Greek flavors. Purchased baklava and strong coffee splashed with ouzo conclude the dinner in a spirited way.

Type: Pasta
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 2 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 lb 227g / 8ozPenne pasta
2 lbs 908g / 32ozZucchini - quartered lengthwise (small)
  And cut into 2" strips
1   Red bell pepper - cored, seeded, (medium)
  And cut 2" by 1/2" strips
1/2 cup 118mlBottled balsamic vinaigrette
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozCrumbled garlic-and-herb feta cheese - (abt 2 oz)
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped fresh mint
  Salt - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Preheat broiler. Cook pasta in pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain pasta and place in large bowl.

Meanwhile, combine zucchini and bell pepper in medium bowl. Add 3 tablespoons vinaigrette and toss to coat. Arrange vegetables on broiler pan; sprinkle with pepper. Broil vegetables until just tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.

Add vegetables to bowl with pasta. Mix in remaining vinaigrette, cheese and mint. Season with salt and pepper.

This recipe yields 2 servings; can be doubled.

Bon Appetit, January 2000


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