Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Whole Wheat Pasta with Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

Whole Wheat Pasta with Fresh Cherry Tomato Sauce

It was scorching hot yesterday. And when it's that hot the last thing I want to do is run the oven. And that's why recipes like this tomato sauce is great. The pasta cooks in about 10 minutes, then you brown the garlic in a pan with olive oil, and add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

The most tedious part of it is quartering 5 cups of cherry tomatoes.

I really liked this meal, but the boyfriend wasn't as thrilled. I thought it was fresh and light. Perfect for such a hot day. But the boyfriend said it lacked flavor. I personally don't feel a fresh tomato sauce should have a lot going on. You should be tasting the tomatoes -- not hiding them with herbs and spices.

The recipe includes a recipe for whole wheat pasta, it's not Core and looks pretty time consuming so I skipped it. Instead, I made regular 100% whole wheat pasta from a box. Not as fancy, but it was good enough for a weeknight.

What's your favorite no-cook meal?


Laura said...

The cherry tomato sauce sounds great! One of my favorite no-cooks (and low pts) is spaghetti squash with marinara sauce. Cook the spaghetti squash in the microwave while you saute some onions and garlic in olive oil. Stir the whole thing up with some jarred marinara and top with parmesan. Yum.

Recipe World said...

Yum! I love simple tomato sauces like this. Summertime is so good for me because I crave simple, good, healthy food like this as opposed to my winter vices of heavy, cheesy pasta...