Summertime Tomato Basil Pasta

Circle B Kitchen

This isn't a recipe as much as it is a template for you to throw together your own fresh bowl of summer pasta. These are the ingredients...

Fresh, ripe tomatoes

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Lots of chopped fresh parsley and basil

Freshly grated parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper


While the pasta is cooking, scoop out a cup or so of hot, salty, pasta water. Set aside.

Chop enough tomatoes (different colors are nice) to make about 2 cups or so (3 cups if using a whole pound of pasta). Place in a large bowl. Add the herbs, about ½ cup parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well.

Drain the pasta and add it to the tomato mixture. Mix the pasta with the “sauce” and then turn out into a nice serving bowl. This last step is important to get the sauce ingredients on top of the pasta when serving so the juices will coat the pasta. Top with more herbs and parmesan before serving.