Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes and Pasta

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Heirloom Tomatoes and Pasta
Oh, summer tomatoes rock.

I picked these up at my local farmer's market. They were $3.50/pound and I love getting a few in each color and flavor. Aren't they sooooo purdy?! There isn't much of a recipe here...I guess I just want to show off these pretty things!

Heirloom Tomatoes and Pasta
Tonight's dinner was super simple...whole wheat pasta, olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, basil, salt & pepper.

Heirloom Tomatoes and Pasta
I was a little crazy and skinned the tomatoes. A quick 1 minute blanch in boiling water made the skins easy to remove.

Cook pasta. Let drain. Heat good olive oil in a pan and add sliced garlic. Let cook for a bit and add the tomatoes and pasta. Coat and let heat through. Add the basil and some salt & pepper, and yum, yum, yum.

Have a great week! I'm excited because I got to pick this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe! Classic Banana Bundt Cake! Awesome.
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Madam Chow said... [Reply to comment]

They look like little jewels on a plate! And I'm so sorry I won't be able to make your TWD pick this week - I had to leave town very suddenly to look after a very sick relative. But I'll be watching to see how everyone did!

Janssen said... [Reply to comment]

Those are beautiful! Don't you just love pretty food?

Donna-FFW said... [Reply to comment]

Simplicity at its very best. Looks delicious!

Audrie said... [Reply to comment]

They're so pretty! I'm waiting for my cherry tomatoes to ripen then I'll try this recipe with the basil I've been growing :)

Nanette said... [Reply to comment]

Heirloom tomatoes are the best!!!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I agree simplicity at its best, the dish looks just fabulous, I don't think I've ever had the pleasure of having such a combination.

sweetie said... [Reply to comment]

(they've all said what i wanted to say!)

Dee said... [Reply to comment]

sometimes simplicity is best, and nature knows what its doing :) tomatoes are one of natures most delicious foods! i think its great you let them shine :)

Lori said... [Reply to comment]

THere is nothing like fresh summer tomatoes- I can not wait!

Flourchild said... [Reply to comment]

Yum I love tomatoes and this pasta dish looks so good and healthy!I look fwd to your TWD brownies!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

I love summer tomatoes!! So sweet and perfect! Heirloom are my favorite but ive never seen cherry sized ones!!! Lovely dish :)

Irina @ PastryPal said... [Reply to comment]

This is lovely, simple, and perfect for a weeknight pasta craving.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

YUM! I love summer tomatoes. And I love heirloom tomatoes too. Those cherry tomatoes would make an awesome caprese salad. YUM.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Beauty and perfection don't need to be complicated!

betty geek said... [Reply to comment]

Funny, I was eating cherry tomatoes just now! They are sooooooooooooo good! I ate them like M&M's! :)

Gorgeous pics!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I probably wouldn't have guessed that they were tomatoes! They're gorgeous!

Nutmeg Nanny said... [Reply to comment]

They are just so cute! They remind me of little fruit balls:)

The Food Hunter said... [Reply to comment]

Looks awesome!

April said... [Reply to comment]

That's one of my favorite summer meals! Sometimes I add a little fresh mozzarella & my noodles aren't as healthy as yours : )

Nanciful said... [Reply to comment]

I am having a summer love affair with heirloom tomatoes! These look so fresh and delicious.

Anshika said... [Reply to comment]

All the different shades of tomatoes making the pasta look gorgeous. Also the recipe is a quick one.

2.46% said... [Reply to comment]

I love tomato season, especially heirlooms. I make a similar pasta at home and it really is the best with delicious, fresh tomatoes. This is one of my favorite dinners!

Mary Ann said... [Reply to comment]

I love this! The pasta looks so delicious and I know those heirloom tomatoes are yummy. They are almost too pretty to eat!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Adorable tomatoes! And what an awesome way to highlight them.

Peabody said... [Reply to comment]

Very beautiful! Too bad I am allergic to tomatoes. But makes for a pretty dish.

Karine said... [Reply to comment]

I love this! The cherry tomatoes are so colorful :)

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