Hilopites: Greek Pasta with Mizithra Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes
My lighter version of my Greek grandmother's pasta dish. Greek egg pasta with aged mizithra and cherry tomatoes.
- Hilopites Pasta, egg noodles or squares-about 8 ounces (240 grams)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup grated aged mizithra or other dry cheese
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- Cherry Tomatoes
Boil the pasta. Hilopites boil much quicker then other types of pasta. Also Greeks tend not to eat pasta al dente. Typically they will be ready in a bout 8 minutes, the square hilopites take even less time (about 4-5 minutes)
Once boiled, strain and put pasta back in the pot. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil (or a little bit more) and mix well.
Add about 3-4 tablespoons of grated cheese and mix well.
Serve in shallow bowl, add some freshly ground pepper and some halved cherry tomatoes.