Super Fast Pasta with Home-Grown Tomatoes and Basil


Time is a crucial factor when preparing lunch…therefore I think many pasta dishes are just perfect for a satisfying and fast lunch break. Since our tomato plant bears fruits during July/August I like this super fast fresh tomato and basil pasta in the summer.


What do you need? (2 persons)IMG_3733IMG_3734

  • 2 hands full of small tomatoes
  • 1 hand full of basil leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 250g Pasta (e.g. Penne)
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper


Boil water for the pasta and add some salt. When the water is boiling toss the pasta into the water.  Chopp the garlic and the basil. Cut the tomatoes into half. Heat a frying pan and add some olive oil. When the pan and the oil is hot add the garlic and half of the basil. After 30 sec. add the tomatoes. Wait for another minute and then lower the temperature, so that the the ingredients are just sizzle a bit until. Flavor with some salt and pepper. Now let it sizzle until the pasta is ready.


In the meanwhile you can cut some of the parmesan cheese. You can either use a typical cheese slicer or a potatoe peeler. Using a potato peeler will result in bigger slices. So it really depends on how you like it.


When the pasta is ready, drain the pasta and immediately toss it into the pan with the tomatoes. Stir the pasta for a bit. Now we are almost done. Take two plates and place the pasta on them. Put on top of each some cheese and the remaining basil.




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