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Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta

Although I hate the heat, I always love when summer comes because it means wonderful tomatoes and basil. The tomatoes in our garden are still green (Bill's first batch got hit by a frost), so I went to the Farmer's Market in Redlands (about 20 miles from where I live) and got some beautiful, colorful heirloom tomatoes.

So, we had Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta last night. No cooking - just chopping.

Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta


4 large summer tomatoes
1/2 large onion - I used Vidalia, which is really mild
2 cloves of garlic
Basil, about a cup
Olive oil


Chop tomatoes and onion. Mince the garlic. Mix together and add olive oil. Chop basil and add to mixture.

After pasta is cooked (I used multi-color pasta), put pasta in a large pasta bowl. Pour tomato/onion/basil mixture on top and serve with parmesan cheese.

Since the sauce isn't cooked, it ends up being a cool and refreshing summer dish. We will have the leftovers tomorrow night as a cold pasta salad.



Comments (5)

Looks good - I can't wait to have some just-picked tomatoes again! I'll bookmark this for use in a few weeks.

Barb Cabot:

Looks wonderful. Nothing like tomatoes fresh from the garden.

I make this a lot during this time of the year. So easy and delicious!

Mmmm, just got tomatoes at our farmer's today. I guess I know what's for dinner tonight!


That DOES look so cool and refreshing!

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