Monday, March 21, 2011

Recipe of the Week

Today's recipe is one of the best things I've made recently. It's deceptively simple, but packed full
of flavor, plus it's healthy. I served it with artichokes and crusty bread with an olive oil based
dipping blend. J & I loved it! I even ate the leftovers for lunch the next day. 

Pasta with Fresh Tomato-Basil Sauce
Courtesy of (adapted from): Cooking Light via My Recipes


1/2 pkg. linguini noodles
2 T. olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
5 vine ripened tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. fresh basil leaves, torn
Shredded Parmesan cheese

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting the salt and fat. Drain; place in large bowl.

2. While pasta cooks, heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until it begins to brown. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook 4 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer another 5 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. 
3. Remove from heat and stir in basil. Add tomato mixture to pasta. Toss well. Top with cheese. 
4. Enjoy! 

**Next time I might add capers, olives and/or artichoke hearts. I love that it's easily adaptable!

Mmm, pasta with fresh sauce.
Delicious meal!
(Again, ignore the crappy quality of the iPhone picture. )


KAE said...

That looks really good, I may be making it this week :).
And I have the same plates as you!

ACUs and ABCs said...

looks delicious...I'm going to be trying this one!

Angela Noelle said...

That artichoke looks kind of like a sea turtle!!

Maranda said...

Yum, yum, yummy! I love pasta with tomato sauce.

Mowenackie said...

That looks fresh and delicious! Also, that artichoke looks gorgeous. Did you just steam it? Or stuff it, too? I need more artichokes in my life...

Anna said...

This looks delicious! :)

Whitney said...

Looks super delicious! I'll have to try this one!

FallonElla said...

Delish, AND healthy, I'll definitely be trying with gluten free noodles :)

ALW said...

YUMMO! I've made something like this before, but I cheat and use canned diced tomatoes. ;) I also have to add some chicken for my meat loving husband.

Nicky said...

So tasty! I just love all things pasta.