Feta & Pesto Pasta with Lemon


What’s better than getting a sudden inspiration for a delicious, and more importantly quick, lunch when you are positively starving? Not many things, I dare say!

Today, I had a sudden flash of inspiration while I was cooking up my speedy meal solution – pesto & pasta. I normally end up eating something like this when I have absolutely no food in my cupboard. I always have some pasta and pesto though! This recipe is extremely easy, and it can be doubled, tripled or quadrupled as you wish! Add some toasted pine nuts and fresh or boiled veg if you have any. Green beans, cooked broccoli, stir-fried or grilled courgettes would work really well. There’s plenty of space for inspiration!




Feta & Pesto Pasta with Lemon

RECIPE SOURCE: Momentary Inspiration
COOKING TIME: 10 – 15 min 

Serves 1



2 tbs pesto

50 g feta cheese, cubed

lemon zest

lemon juice

fresh basil leaves




Boil the pasta according to instructions on the packet. When the pasta is al dente, add pesto, basil, feta and lemon zest. Sprinkle with fresh lemon juice according to taste. It’s that easy! And delicious!

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  1. oooooo…pesto! 😉


  2. nothing better than lemon, feta & basil together 🙂 sounds great


  3. maninas

     /  25 May, 2007

    Harmonia, yeap, pesto is my hero cheat ingredient! However, if you’re in the mood and fancy making it yourself, check this out: http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001570.html! How to make pesto like an Italian grandmother by Heidi Swanson!

    Burekaboy, I agree there with you!


  4. I love Feta/Pesto combo


    • Me too! I often add veg sauted in garlic, chili and olive oil to it, courgettes, or kale/spinach work really well.


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