August 13, 2010

Penne Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes & Basil

Our garden has produced an abundance of cherry tomatoes this summer.

Thankfully, Josie eats them like candy. Because I can't bring myself to eat them raw (I'm slightly weird like that...although I love salsa...go figure), I came up with a warm pasta dish that includes cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and green onion. Yummy!!


1 box of penne pasta
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 clove of garlic crushed
1 green onion cut into small pieces with kitchen shears. I used the onion and the green onion leaves.
4 cups of cherry tomatoes, halved
5-6 fresh basil leaves torn
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
salt and black pepper to taste

Cook pasta according to directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute garlic in 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, green onion, season with salt and pepper, saute for about 5 minutes over high heat. Stir in torn basil leaves. Cook for another 2 minutes. Drain pasta and add vegetables. Top with cheese before serving.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Chris is going to be hard at work on the tree house.

I'm looking forward to celebrating my mom's birthday, squeezing in some quality mother/daughter(s) movie time and maybe even attempting some back-to-school shopping.


Jodee Leader said...

Seriously, it's 6:20 a.m. and I am completely drooling over that pasta. It looks soooo delicious!

Hope you have a great weekend!

linnette from said...

Wow---that is a recipe I do want to try! Thank you for sharing Kim0=-looks wonderful. Have a great weekend~

Anonymous said...

I'd like a dinner invitation please... Sherry :-)

Jodi said...

yummy!!!! gotta try this one!

Karin said...

Oh YUM! That looks delicious! My mouth is watering...