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Comfort Spaghetti with Feta Cheese, Walnut and Capers

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It is very wet here today. We’ve had rain non stop for three days and it is doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon. I feel in sync with the weather as  I have that post weekend, sluggish Monday feeling. So for me this is the perfect easy, comforting meal to offset a weekend of over indulgence and keep snug and warm whilst the rain hammers down across the kitchen windows.

I have found from experience (good and terrible) that not all gluten-free pasta is equal.   To date I favour Waitrose and the Co-op’s own brands gluten-free pastas are very reliable and if you quickly rinse after cooking just as good as regular dried pasta.

This dish works equally well as a cold salad in the summer.

INGREDIENTS

Serves 4

  • 400g x gluten-free spaghetti
  • 1 x tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 x garlic clove peeled and grated or minced
  • 2 x generous handfuls of walnuts
  • 2 x tablespoons of capers
  • 2 x tablespoons of chopped flat parsley
  • Salt and Pepper to season

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TO COOK

  1. Place spaghetti in to pan of salted, boiling water and cook for instructed time (as given on the packet). TIPnot all gluten-free pasta is equal. I have found that you need to stir the pasta so it doesn’t stick and always rinse in cold water once cooked, before eating or adding sauce etc.  
  2. Grate or mince Garlic
  3. Gently break up feta cheese and set a side
  4. Gently break walnuts in your hands and set a side
  5. When cooked drain and rinse pasta in cold water
  6. Add Olive oil to the pan and warm on low heat
  7. Add pasta back to the pan
  8. Stir in Garlic, then walnuts, then feta, capers and parsley.
  9. Continue to heat on low heat until all ingredients are warmed. Approx. 3-5 mins
  10.  Season with Salt and Pepper to taste serve and enjoy.

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