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Fennel and feta linguine

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day
A light fresh dish, full of sweet fried flavour - makes a great weeknight dinner.


  1. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling, salted water, according to packet instructions.

  2. Slice the fennel and shallot, and fry in the oil until soft.

  3. Tear the basil over the fennel and shallot and crumble in the feta.

  4. When the pasta is cooked, drain and combine with the shallot and fennel.


  • 200g/7oz linguine
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 banana shallot
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 15 basil leaves
  • 100g/3½oz feta cheese

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