• Fideo seco (Mexican spaghetti) (Adam Liaw)Source: Adam Liaw

When you can't decide between Italian and Mexican for dinner, this pasta is the answer: spaghetti, fresh tomatoes, chilli, avocado and sour cream.






Skill level

Average: 2.7 (44 votes)


  • 6 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 small brown onion, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 125 ml (½ cup) vegetable oil
  • 500 g dried angel hair pasta, broken in half
  • 100 g feta
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 large green chilli, thinly sliced

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


  1. Place the tomato, onion, garlic and salt in a blender and blend to a smooth sauce.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the oil and fry the noodles until golden and crisp. Add the tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Add about 250 ml (1 cup) water, cover and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed by the noodles and the mixture has thickened.
  3. Transfer to a serving plate and crumble over the feta. Top with the avocado, sour cream and sliced chilli.


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