When I feel like a good home meal but have no time to cook or simply not exactly in the mood for a kitchen day, Pasta Pomodoro is the first thing that comes to my mind. It is a basic, quick and easy dish that requires only a couple of ingredients yet the outcome is a fusion of simple earthy flavors and aromas that makes it a great dish for the whole family.
The key to a flavorful Pasta Pomodoro is fresh, local and preferably organic ingredients.
Ingredients (4 portions):
· 500g whole wheat pasta
· 8 to 10 ripe tomatoes skinned* and diced
· 3 to 4 Tbsps. extra virgin olive oil
· Fresh basil leaves
· Crushed peppercorn, salt
Pour olive oil in a saucepan over low heat, add tomatoes and cook for 30 minutes or until tomatoes are soft. Add black pepper.
Meanwhile, bring lightly salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally for 8 to 10 minutes until pasta is al dente. Drain pasta.
Serve pasta with sauce on top or mixed. Garnish with basil. #SimplyYummy #LessIsMore!
*To skin the tomatoes, make a cross at the top with a knife then put them into boiling water for a couple of minutes. The skin will come off easily.