Vegan Feta Pasta from scratch (Valentine's Day Edition) is the recipe for today!
This post went viral and there is nothing surprising - it is delicious and easy!
Today I'm sharing with you 3 recipes in one!
Here you will find the recipe for an easy pink pasta, simple tofu feta, and of course, everything is combined into Viral Feta Pasta ;)
Packed with Valentine's day vibe!
So grab the recipe with some insight about this Viral recipe ;)
Before a lawyer in a cat filter broke the internet, there was a viral recipe that’d been bringing us together ― “TikTok Pasta.”
The dish has recently become wildly popular among home cooks, chefs and daytime television hosts alike. It’s essentially a baked brick of feta cheese that turns into a creamy pasta sauce when it’s mixed with roasted tomatoes and your noodles of choice.
But “TikTok Pasta” wasn’t always known by that name ― it was originally called UuniFetaPasta (uuni translates to oven in Finnish), and it has a storied past that’s now been erased by social media.
The story of the recipe’s origin, which brings together three chefs ― two in Finland and one in the United States ― drums up issues of due credit and intellectual property in the viral age.
The truth about the recipe’s beginnings is a little fuzzy, even when you get the full story. Jenni Häyrinen, a Finnish food blogger who has been sharing her recipes for 14 years, is responsible for creating the Finnish feta shortage you may have heard something about when she first shared the recipe in February 2019.
As she told HuffPost, its inception was a classic story of waiting too long to eat lunch and craving something delicious and filling. “I really felt like eating baked feta, you know it’s a little greasy, delicious,” she said. “But I thought that doesn’t really make an entire lunch. So I thought, ‘Maybe tomatoes! Perhaps it will make a pasta sauce.’ I added some pasta and posted it on my Instagram ― it was super easy and fast.”
Soon after, she recalls, things got out of hand. There were messages, influencers trying the recipe, Finnish newspapers writing up and yes, even a feta shortage.
But shortly after that, she started getting other messages. They were from followers of fellow food blogger Tiiu Piret who, one year earlier in 2018, created what she then called “Prosecco Spaghetti.” It’s a slightly more complicated version of UuniFetaPasta, made with feta, of course, but also Prosecco, onions and honey.
Piret’s story goes similarly. The blogger, who says her Greek-food-loving mother inspired her to start working with baked feta, told HuffPost she has been publishing various baked feta recipes since 2014, but added pasta in 2018 in a “common leftover situation.” *source
And now it's time to jump straight to the recipe!
Prep: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per serving: 325 kcal
Find the recipe & nutrition facts below :
For the pink pasta
1 cup + 1 tbsp flour (155 gr.)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp water (85 ml.)
1 tbsp shredded beet
1 tbsp olive oil (15 ml.)
For the feta:
180 gr. tofu (around 2 cups)
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4 cup melted coconut butter (60 ml)
1 clove garlic
salt and black pepper to taste
For the baked feta pasta:
10 cherry tomatoes
4-5 cloves garlic
few fresh coriander leaves
Step 1: In a medium bowl combine everything for the pasta dough and knead for around 5 minutes to form a dough, cover with plastic foil and let it chill in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
Step 2: For the feta, add all of the ingredients into a food processor or in a blender and blend until it is perfectly smooth. Transfer to the plastic container of choice and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Step 3: On a floured surface roll out the dough thin around 2-3mm and cut with a knife into thin strips.
Step 4: Preheat the oven to 200C.
Step 5: Place the cherry tomatoes, garlic, and feta on the baking tray sprinkle with some salt, and bake for around 20 minutes.
Step 6: Meanwhile cook your pasta in boiling water for around 5-6 minutes (if you are using regular flour).
Step 7: Transfer cooked pasta into the baking tray and mix everything together. Serve with some fresh coriander on top.