When it comes to going out for lunch or dinner, friends and family are forever saying, “Your choice. You have more restrictions and less to choose from.” As a vegetarian ten years ago, this was definitely the case. And maybe in some smaller towns or cities, it still is.
But truth be told, I’m usually overwhelmed at the amount of options just about everywhere we go in Fort Wayne (with a few exceptions.)
One of my favorite places to go for vegetarian-friendly food in our city is The Lucky Moose. They’ve got an insane salad bar, vegetarian chili, a veggie burger, and a Greek pasta dish that I usually end up getting every visit!
I tried recreating that dish at home the other night with great results.
- 1 box cavatappi pasta (or any kind of pasta, but it’s most fun with cavatappi!)
- 1/2 can quartered artichoke hearts
- 1/2 cup kalamata olives
- 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1 cup spinach
- Olive oil
- Salt, pepper, and seasonings to taste
- Prepare the cavatappi as directed on the box.
- While the pasta is boiling, prepare your other ingredients.
- Drain the pasta and return to the pot and drizzle with a bit of olive oil.
- Mix in the artichokes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, and spinach immediately, while the pasta is still hot!
- Add salt and pepper to taste. I also sprinkled a little basil and red pepper flake on top.
- Stir well.
All done. Pile your bowls high and enjoy, dudes!