My future mother-in-law gave me cherry tomatoes from a farmers market this past weekend. I could’ve gone the easy way out and had them with some salad or even eatm them by itself. But, I thought why not use them to make pasta for dinner. I already had pasta bow tie pasta in the pantry and fresh basil so I didn’t even have to go to the market for anything. I don’t have an exact recipe but if you cook, you’ll get the gist of it.
Here’s what I did:
- minced a few cloves of garlic
- diced a quarter of a medium sized onion
- chopped about 10 leaves of fresh basil
- removed the casing from one Italian sausage
- washed the cherry tomatoes (probably equaled to a small box you could buy at the store
- cooked enough pasta for two
I took a medium sized pot and brought water to a boil. As the water was heating up, I sautéed the garlic and onion until it was fragrant. Then I tossed in the tomatoes and when they started to burst open I smashed them until it started making a sauce. That’s when I started cooking the bow tie pasta (you could use any pasta you wanted to though) which took 10 minutes to become al dente, then I threw in the basil and sausage into the skillet I was using for the sauce, as the tomatoes started to cook down I put some of the water that the pasta was cooking in into the skillet, cooked it down some more for a few minutes and by the time the pasta was done the sauce was done too, so I strained it and put it right into the skillet, tossed it all together and was ready for dinner!
If you decide to try this, I hope you like it. It was very fresh and easy. 🙂