Penne with Tomatoes, Arugula, & Sour Cream

Another entry in the "Mac and Cheese for Adults" category.  Fast, indulgent, and tasty.  

Prep time:  5 minutes
Cook time:  15 minutes
Serves: 4-6, depending on how ravenous your guests are

1 pound whole wheat penne
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic scapes, minced, or 2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup sliced grape tomatoes
2 cups fresh arugula, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon capers
salt to taste

Cook your pasta per package directions.

While pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat and cook the garlic, stirring, for 2 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly tanned.  Remove from heat.

Slice the tomatoes, and rinse and dry the arugula.

Drain cooked pasta, return to its cooking pot, and stir in the garlic, tomatoes, arugula, sour cream and black pepper.  Distribute to serving plates, topping with feta cheese and sprinkling with capers and salt.

A dry rosé wine alongside would complete the picture.

Photo and recipe by Tod Dimmick

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