Friday, July 23, 2010
Friday: Tomato and Basil Summer Pasta
Sarah made this last summer for the first time and it has since been a hit. I was craving it, especially since the basil in my garden is over flowing and needed to be used.
This meal is tasty. When Sarah makes it she uses chicken, which is delicious! I had already used meat this week and opted for a vegetarian version. It was still a power-house of flavor without the chicken so I highly recommend this meal either way!
What you need:
Fresh Romano Cheese
1. Whatever pasta you choose, bring it to a boil. Cook it al dente. Drain and set aside.
2. Chop up your tomatoes and basil real nice. Add them to a bit of olive oil in and saute them to really bring out the flavor. They make such a bright dish!
3. Combine the tomato/basil mixture to the pasta. Stir in a bit of Italian dressing. Add the grated Romano.
Toss, serve, and enjoy a summer day!
We enjoyed this with just picked squash that I steamed and a nice garden salad thanks to the CSA box!
Tip~ Baby food idea~ if you are feeding a little one who is ready for this type of food a nice idea is to steam some organic squash, mash or puree it, add a little pastured butter for that healthy fat and serve to the bouncing baby...or serve to the baby wearing the wig. Either way, they just might like it.
Labels: Recipes and Meal Ideas