Off The Counter: Grilled Feta, Tomatoes And Orecchiette

This week's Off The Counter features a recipe that has been in our family's repertoire for quite a while.  With time, it has evolved into one of our 'go to' dishes for guests with children because it's great served deconstructed.  Each person, either adult or child,  can build a bowl of yumminess to their own liking.   Mint and oregano give this pasta dish a fresh and unexpected flavor while the grilled feta creates a subtle creaminess.    Our take on the original recipe from Food & Wine :


cherry tomatoes, mint, oregano, salt, pepper, olive oil, orecchiette pasta, sausages and feta


Slice the cherry tomatoes in half and put into a bowl.  Add mint, oregano, salt, pepper and olive oil.  Let sit for an hour at room temperature.

Prepare the pasta, grill the sausages and feta.

Serve the ingredients separately, so your guests can add as few or as many as they'd like and create their very own tasty pasta dish.