1 hour ago
Monday, August 25, 2008
Mary Mary Quite contrary
If you grow tomatoes in your garden, You have to make my favorite summer dinner!
its easy, it's delicious, It's great alone or as a side dish.
Spaghetti and tomatoes.
So easy- make a tomato salad with NO vinegar.
I chop up the tomatoes ( about 4 huge or 6 medium)
add 2 chopped cloves of fresh garlic, lots of chopped fresh basil, salt and pepper and about 6 TBSP. of Olive oil
Toss gently. ( you can even make way ahead of time and toss every once in awhile, that helps it get more liquidy)
AFter you drain your pasta ( I Love linguini-fini for this)
toss the tomato salad with the pasta
the pasta warms the tomatoes, Mama mia perfectly!
That's IT! It tastes the best when you add some grated loccatelli Romano cheese.(or whatever kind of grated cheese you like)
I really hope you try this and if you do, will you Let me know how much you love it?
Our garden isn't doing too well this year. thank goodness we did get enough tomatoes for me to make this dish a few times, but I only got 2 eggplants. One zucchini. Two cukes! What a disappointment. We do have tons of basil. My son made enough pesto sauce in July for two dinners. This week I hope to pick the rest. Make a pesto with some and the rest? Freezer! I love having fresh basil in the freezer all winter.