Matzo Farfel with Feta and Basil
Serves: 4 servings as a side dish
Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Total: 15 minutes
2 cups Manischewitz® Matzo Farfel
1 cup Manischewitz® Vegetable Broth
1 small onion, chopped
1 -2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for serving
¼ pound Greek-style feta, crumbled
¼ cup fresh basil, in a chiffonade
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
Juice of 1 large lemon
Fresh cracked black pepper
“Chiffonade” is a French term which means “rags.” To make a chiffonade of basil: Stack the leaves and roll them into a tight cigar shape. Slice crosswise into thin strips. Fluff the strips to separate them.
In a pan over high heat, sauté onion in olive oil until slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add Manischewitz® Matzo Farfel. Sauté the farfel until it is coated with oil and a bit toasty. Pour in Manischewitz® Vegetable Broth and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until water is absorbed. After about 5 minutes the farfel will retain a bit of a bite, but you can cook it longer if you prefer a softer consistency. Transfer farfel to a large bowl and toss with feta, basil, tomatoes and lemon juice. Drizzle with additional olive oil and finish with fresh cracked black pepper just before serving.
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