In love with Budapest and a 5 minute Soybean pasta with tomatoes and feta
I’m back! Back from a weekend getaway to Budapest and back with a new recipe. Not really a recipe, more like a dinner in 5 minutes idea. But first let me tell you about Budapest. Oh my, it is definitely a candidate for my top 5 cities in Europe. I have been there before as a child and honestly did not remember much. I knew the Parliament, but pictures of it are all over the internet, so it’s hard to say if you remember the actual place, or just one of the photos. Well now I certainly remember the Parliament, it is stunning! But most importantly, I took loads of my own pictures 🙂 Loved every minute of sightseeing there.
We had a little Danube river cruise in the afternoon, which was just fantastic to get the first impression of the city. Then we walked loads, went up the hill to see the Liberty statue and looked over the city from above, it is breathtaking. We explored the other side of the river a little bit, wandered to the Great Synagogue and St Steven’s Basilica, saw the opera house. It’s amazing how most buildings are so wonderful there, it’s sometimes hard to know, which is the special famous one you’re looking for. Probably my favourite part of the sightseeing was getting up to the Buda castle. Just a few steps away from the castle, there is the Matthias church and the Fishermen’s Bastion. No wonder locals say it’s one of the best spots to see the Parliament. I agree! We sat in one of the small cafes close to the Matthias church and enjoyed coffee with a view 🙂
The weather was incredible all weekend, we couldn’t have been more fortunate. I must mention that my friend had the best idea to rent city bikes for 24 hours. I was slightly sceptical about it at first, but it worked perfectly. All of my doubts were gone with the wind while cycling back to the hotel in the evening.
Budapest, you are incredible, I can’t wait to come back and explore the less touristy places! 🙂
Green soybean pasta with tomatoes and feta
This is most likely the easiest recipe I’ll ever post, but it’s still great. Perfect for those days when you come back after work and just don’t feel like cooking. Food will be ready in about 5 minutes. On top of that, it’s healthy!
- 50 g green soybean pasta
- 50 g feta cheese
- Cherry tomatoes
- Fresh or dried basil
- Cook the green bean pasta according to the instructions. It should take about 3-4 minutes.
- Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters, and the feta cheese into cubes.
- Mix the pasta with the tomatoes and feta, sprinkle some basil on top and enjoy!