Sep
27

Pasta with Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce

This is a light and fresh pasta.  It’s simple to make allowing a short list of quality ingredients to shine.  I used a fresh angel hair, but I have also used a boxed quinoa pasta.  Use your pasta of choice.

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Start by cooking your pasta according to the package directions.

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While it’s cooking, warm the oil in your saucepan.  Saute the garlic for one minute.

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Add the sliced tomatoes, salt, and cook for 4 minutes; covered.

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Turn heat to low and stir in the basil and pepper.  Fresh basil is so pretty!

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Simmer to desired doneness.  (I don’t like raw tomatoes, so I let mine simmer for around 10 minutes.)

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Add the cooked pasta to the tomato mixture,

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And combine.  Garnish with parmesan and some fresh basil. (I like to roll up my basil leaves and then cut them with kitchen scissors to get nice ribbons.)

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Ingredients:

1 (9 oz) package of refrigerated fresh pasta

2 Tablespoons olive oil

3 cloves garlic; minced

2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes; halved

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup fresh basil leaves; torn or cut (set aside a small amount to garnish)

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 cup parmesan

Instructions:

1.  Cook pasta according to package directions.

2.  While pasta cooks, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add garlic to pan; cook one minute, stirring frequently.

3.  Add tomatoes and salt; cover and cook four minutes.  Turn heat to low, and stir in basil and pepper.  Allow to simmer to desired doneness.  (I don’t like raw tomatoes, so I let mine simmer for 10 minutes.)

4.  Add drained pasta to tomato mixture; toss well to combine.

5.  Garnish as desired with parmesan and additional basil.

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Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.

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