Friday, January 28, 2011

Sweet Cherry Tomato Pasta

This quick, easy, and delicious recipe is from Jessica Seinfeld. It seriously only took about 15 minutes start to finish. It has great flavor and is a fairly healthy pasta dish.

·1 lb. spaghetti
·2 TBS olive oil
·1 handful (1 cup) fresh basil leaves, torn, plus extra for sprinkling
·2 pints cherry tomatoes
·2 tsp kosher salt
·¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
·1 cup fresh ricotta

Start boiling your water. Cook pasta according to the package directions. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and basil, and cook, stirring, for 15 seconds. Stir in the tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook, covered, for 8 minutes. Remove cover and continue to cook, stirring, until the tomatoes split. Your pasta should be about done. Drain it. Toss the pasta with the tomatoes and stir in the ricotta and the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Serve sprinkled with the extra basil.

I've also shared this recipe on: Seasonal Sundays


Anonymous said...

I love my pasta dishes as flavourfull & easy like this in summertime!

I will wait for my own home grown cherry tomatoes in the summer!