Pasta with Grape Tomatoes and Basil

by Erica Dinho on March 29, 2010

Here’s another simple pasta dish that’s perfect for a weeknight meal and is a great vegetarian dish as well. Easy, quick and full of flavor. I just love these kinds of dishes, don’t you? I made this pasta with grape tomatoes and basil last week and we all loved it.

Buen Provecho!

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Ingredients

(4-6 servings)

  • 1 pound dried pasta
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3 oz fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well and keep warm.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper and sugar. Cook about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the pasta to the sauce and stir well to combine. Serve warm.
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1 Tangled Noodle March 29, 2010 at 9:28 AM

This is like summer on a plate! The colors are so vibrant and healthy; now, I am getting very excited to plant my herb garden. The weather is finally warming up and I have plans to put in a variety of basil (which can be so expensive when buying at the grocery store). Your recipe has really brightened up my morning!

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2 Baking is my Zen March 29, 2010 at 9:38 AM

This looks delish! My favorite pasta shape!! Oh, wish I could have some now.

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3 Oysterculture March 29, 2010 at 10:17 AM

What a delicious sounding dish, I love the extra zing that grape tomatoes add and confess like the “pop” they can make when you bite into them.

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4 Sarah Naveen March 29, 2010 at 11:06 AM

So colorful and yummy!loved it :)

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5 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen March 29, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Nice and fresh for more spring weather! :)

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6 Norma March 29, 2010 at 11:59 AM

So colorful. I love this pasta,

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7 ruth March 29, 2010 at 12:33 PM

Just my kind of pasta dish, simple and bursting with flavour!!

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8 Chris March 29, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Excellent! I love the summery colors of this dish, Erica. We planted a bunch of basil this weekend and I look forward to trying this!

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9 Erica March 29, 2010 at 1:00 PM

Thank you so much!

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10 Bo March 29, 2010 at 1:27 PM

I can’t wait for fresh tomatoes from the garden. This dish is so perfect for summer time.

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11 Barbara March 29, 2010 at 3:44 PM

Simple, bright and easy! I love this pasta dish, Erica!

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12 Chef E March 29, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Yay I am ready for summer now! I also love grape tomatoes, just pop them in your mouth and squish them *munch munch munch* or in a yummy pasta dish like this!

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13 grace March 29, 2010 at 4:42 PM

simple, light, and tasty–this is my kind of pasta dish! granted, sometimes i want a rich cream sauce or loads of sausage, but other times this is exactly what i crave!

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14 Kim March 29, 2010 at 6:45 PM

I love the pasta you used in this recipe. It looks like little baby rigatoni. Beautiful pasta dish:D

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15 Faith March 29, 2010 at 6:49 PM

This pasta dish looks so fresh and light! The perfect springtime supper!

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16 Joy March 29, 2010 at 7:54 PM

What all the others said!

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17 Erica March 29, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Thanks guys!

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18 tasteofbeirut March 29, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Perfect for this type of weather! We are getting a lot of sunshine and 75F weather! Love this pasta !

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