Tomato and basil is a perfect flavour combination and it works so well in this light and delicious Tomato Basil Pasta. Ready in under 15 minutes.
It seems that Summer is definitely here and with a heatwave due here in the UK, I thought a delicious summery recipe would be appropriate. This is so quick and simple to make, that it is ideal if you are having people over for dinner as you can spend more time socialising and less time in the kitchen.
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It is ready in the time it takes for the spaghetti to cook, as all that needs to be done after is mix everything together and serve. It is also really cheap to make as well, with tomatoes being in season at the moment and being at their most delicious. I imagine that this would be the kind of dish that I would throw together if I had unexpected guests. But then, does anyone have unexpected dinner guests? I can’t say that I would just turn up at someone’s house at dinner time and expect to be fed, but I might start doing that.
I am not sure there is a better food combination than tomatoes and basil, although I think I have also said that about orange and chocolate, cucumber and dill and cinnamon in pretty much anything Christmas related. A couple of birthdays ago I got a book about food combinations that is really interested. I have had a flick through, but not had a proper look yet. It is not the kind of book you would sit down and read cover to cover and I have around 50 books in my “to read” pile. Must make more of an effort to read.
Anyway, tomato and basil – amazing combination. They bring out the best in each other and providing you get good ripe tomatoes, it can take regular spaghetti to a delicious dinner in minutes.
How to make Tomato Basil Pasta – Serves 4:
Tomato Basil Pasta
- 200 g wholewheat spaghetti
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lemon (juice only)
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 4 tomatoes diced
- 4 tbsp fresh basil chopped
- 1 Pinch sea salt and black pepper
- 30 g parmesan cheese grated
- Add the spaghetti to boiling water and simmer for 12 minutes.
- Drain the spaghetti and put back in the pan and add the rest of the ingredients, except the parmesan. Mix well.
- Put in a serving dish and sprinkle over the parmesan.
What is your favourite summer meal? Leave a comment below.
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If you want to check out some more healthy dishes involving tomato and basil, take a look at this roasted tomato and basil filo quiche from Feeding Boys and a Fire Fighter, this tomato, makerel and chick pea risotto from Fuss Free Flavours and this roasted tomato, red pepper and chorizo soup from Fab Food 4 All.