Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nothing better!

To me, there is nothing better than pasta with fresh tomatoes!

I found a delicious new recipe last week with my handy dandy Whole Foods App!

After choosing the "On Hand" tab, I entered tomatoes and pasta.

This intriguing recipe popped up.

As usual, I didn't quite have all of the exact ingredients, but we made it work!

Everyone loved it and cleaned their plates!

Bonus:  it's healthy, fresh, very economical, and easy!

Pasta with Brie, Basil and Tomatoes

5 tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped or 2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
8 ounces brie, with rind, or other semi-soft cheese such as Fontina, cut into (1-inch) pieces  (or a bag of shredded of mozzarella because that's what in the frig!)
1/2 cup olive oil
3 to 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound whole wheat penne
1 cup basil leaves, torn (or generous sprinkles of dried basil because the fresh was forgotten at the store)

Put tomatoes, garlic, brie, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper into a large bowl and toss gently to combine. Cover and set aside at room temperature to let marinate for 2 to 3 hours.  (1 hour will work too!)

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain well and transfer hot pasta to bowl with tomato mixture. Add basil and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.

4 comments:

une autre mère said...

Oh yummy! I love fresh tomatoes and pasta too! And I especially love that it was still good with mozzarella instead - much cheaper! Can't wait to give it a try!

Anonymous said...

MMMM. Going to make this recipe and add it to my growing collection. :) Jess

Sarah said...

pasta is my favorite! this looks yummy!

a portland granny said...

I found this recipe about a week ago and made it. I decided it was the best pasta recipe I had ever eaten. I found that plenty of salt really brought out all of the flavors. I ate it all week and loved every bowl of it! I used the brie and it was wonderfully soft and melty--just marvelous!