"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

One of my favourite pasta sauces.

Another quick and easy dinner to prepare on a work night.

Just a few ingredients.

Olive Oil
(Fresh at this time of year)
Basil (both dried and fresh)
Kalamata Olives (optional)
hot red pepper flakes (optional)
Fresh grated Parmesan

Just heat the olive oil, add garlic, tomatoes, dried basil, salt, pepper 
and hot red pepper flakes (if using).
Add olives (optional)
Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Cherry Tomatoes

Just before serving toss in a handful or two of fresh basil (Chiffonade)
Toss with pasta of choice and pass the parmesan.

Takes longer to boil the water for the pasta than it does to cook this sauce.

 Serve on it's own or with your favourite side.  

I like grilled Italian Sausage.


  1. I love pasta dinners. This looks light and refreshing....love the tomatoes and olives and basil...Mmmmmmm.

  2. Me too pasta dinners are one of my absolute favorites..I love the coiled sausage :) Great pic!

  3. Thank you for sharing this. This is a quick week night meal and I have just found some Italian sausage in the freezer.
    I just want to take the time to thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful, easy meals. They are truly easy to put together, even with things that I can get here in my hillybilly hell. You are truly wonderful.
    Thank you

  4. Thanks Kate. You can't go wrong with tomatoes, olives and basil. Oh and of course garlic.

    Monique, I love your pasta dinners.

    Denimflyz, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I'm really touched.


  5. Drool:D Don't you just love the bounty of summer!


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