Oct 15

Pasta with Kale, Kalamata Olives, Dried Cranberries, Toasted Garlic, & Feta


Yield: Serves 6-8

This pasta dish is also known as "crazy spaghetti" because it is crazy good-a family favorite!


1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 head garlic, cloves peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise 1 medium red onion, finely chopped 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 large bunch of kale, stems removed and leaves coarsely chopped 1/2 cup water 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 pound spaghetti or other pasta(we use whole wheat) 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, cut into slivers-pits removed 1 1/2 cups crumbled feta cheese


1. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat until it shimmers, then cook garlic, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Transfer garlic with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Cook onion in the remaining oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add dried cranberries and cook until plumped, about 1 minute. 2. Add kale leaves into onion mixture with water and 3/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Cook, covered, over medium-high heat until almost tender, about 5 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a pasta pot of boiling salted water until aldente. Reserve 1 cup pasta-cooking water and drain pasta. 4. Toss pasta with kale, kalamata olives, and 1/2 cup pasta water. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle feta cheese and garlic chips over the pasta dish and serve warm. Source: http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com/

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