Simple Tomato Basil Pasta

Simple Tomato Basil Past

As the temperature rises in the desert, the less I want to cook. So when I am feeling lazy, I make one of my favorite pasta dishes. It is so simple and healthy, you just need a few fresh ingredients—tomatoes, basil, garlic and parmesan cheese. I hate to admit this, but sometimes I buy already grated Parmesan cheese. Today, I bought the wedge. Freshly grated Parmesan is an absolute must! I really recommend this pasta dish, when you want something fresh and flavorful and so easy to make!

Simple Tomato Basil Pasta


  • 8 ounces shell pasta
  • 1 tablespoon organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes, diced ½-inch cubes
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ⅓ cup basil, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese


  1. In a medium large saucepan, boil water. Add a pinch of salt, then the pasta. Cook until al dente.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil over medium heat in a nonstick frying pan. Add garlic and cook until lightly brown. Add tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add basil. Stir and set aside.
  4. Drain pasta.
  5. Place pasta in 4 serving dishes. Add tomato sauce and sprinkle with cheese in each of the bowls. Serve immediately.

Simple Tomato Basil Pasta


10 thoughts on “Simple Tomato Basil Pasta

  1. Haha, my dad swears by pre-grated parmesan cheese for a caesar salad he makes. It’s a really good salad, but I’ve still yet to be convinced that the pre-grated aspect is truly necessary! This is such a lovely and fresh looking pasta, which is so clearly communicated with your beautifully, bright and elegant photos 🙂


  2. Tomatoes and basil are such a good combo. Your pasta sounds really good and very easy to put up. Thanks for linking up to Fiesta Friday. Have a lovely week. 🙂 xx


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