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Jamie's summer veg pasta recipe

Jamie's summer veg pasta recipe

108 ratings

Jamie says: "I love this simple, big-flavour pasta dish. It can be prepped in minutes, then it’s all cooked on the hob, so it couldn’t be easier. Smoky charred peppers, sweet tomatoes and creamy feta make this a real treat! Enjoy it hot for dinner, cold as a salad… it’s even great for picnics" See method

  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 451 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 2 mixed-colour peppers
  • 2 red onions
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 400g ripe tomatoes
  • red wine vinegar
  • 200g block of feta
  • 450g dried pasta
  • 60g bag rocket
2 of your 5-a-day and high in vitamin C

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    15g 22%
  • Saturates

    7g 34%
  • Sugars

    8g 8%
  • Salt

    0.7g 11%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 59g Protein 16.6g Fibre 4.8g


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  1. Deseed the peppers and peel the onions, then roughly chop and place in a large, dry non-stick frying pan over a high heat for 4 mins or until softened and charred. Meanwhile, peel and finely slice the garlic.
  2. Once beautifully charred, add the garlic to the pan with 2 tbsp olive oil and the oregano. Roughly chop and add the tomatoes, along with 1 tbsp red wine vinegar and a little water, and stir together.
  3. Snuggle the block of feta on top, drizzle lightly with olive oil and season with black pepper. Cover, turn the heat down to low and let it steam for 10-12 mins.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta to pack instructions, then drain, reserving a mugful of starchy cooking water (if making this as a salad, slightly undercook the pasta, then cook it in the sauce for the final 1 min).
  5. Toss the pasta through the sauce, breaking up the feta as you go, then loosen with a splash of starchy cooking water, if needed. Roughly chop and stir through most of the rocket, along with a drizzle of olive oil. Tip onto a serving platter and scatter over the remaining rocket to finish.

Jamie's too good to waste: Tomatoes not quite ripe? Pop them on a sunny windowsill and not only will they soften up, but they’ll also develop lots more flavour.

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