Fresh Tomato Pasta

Fresh Tomato Pasta

The fresh local vine ripened roma tomatoes are finally here. I picked up a basket of them at the farmers market this morning. For my first dish using the tomatoes I wanted something that would have the fresh tomatoes as the star of the show. I decided to do a fresh tomato pasta. This is a pretty simple pasta dish. You just need to cook the pasta, saute the garlic and throw everything together. I really like this dish because it shows off the fresh tomatoes, basil and parsley. This dish is summery and fresh.

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 clove garlic (chopped)
1 serving pasta (cooked)
2 roma tomatoes (chopped)
1 tablespoon basil (chopped)
1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Saute the garlic until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds.
3. Turn off the heat.
4. Add the pasta, tomatoes, basil, parsley, salt and pepper and toss to mix.

Take a look at the Presto Pasta Nights roundup at Once Upon a Feast.


Valli said...

This is a recipe we call "Summer Spaghetti". It is our absolute favourite way to have spaghetti!!!!! We usually throw a cheese of some sort in as well. Yumm-O!!!!

Deborah said...

I have some ripening tomatoes in the garden. This would be the perfect way to use a few of them!

katiez said...

Absolutely, simple is best with fresh Roma's and basil!

Pam said...

Kevin - I love fresh tomatoes with pasta! So good and summery like you said. Do you use whole wheat pasta?

John Eaton said...

That's a fine dish, Kevin.

Thanks for all the recipes, man.


Cynthia said...

This is how I like to have pasta, with fresh, light flavourful sauces that you can actually taste. Looks delish, Kevin.

Kevin said...

Pam - Yes I try to use whole wheat pasta whenever possible.

The Cooking Ninja said...

That's exactly how I cook mine too :) Great minds think alike.

Ruth Daniels said...

Perfect summer dish. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights - the big six month party this week! And thanks for being such a terrific PPNer.

Anonymous said...

I've been looking for creative ways to use some of the roma tomatoes from the garden and this was perfect! I also added some zucchini, shrimp and romano cheese. I absolutely loved it and would definitely make this again!

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