Summer Garlic and Tomato Capellini (or Angel Hair) with fresh Basil
Easy, easy, and did I mention easy? This is such a quick and delicious summer pasta dish, but let not that fool you into thinking this is not a world class dish. It is probably my mom’s all-time favorite. It is best when made with farm fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and lots of garlic. It can be whipped up in just a few minutes and is one of those gourmet pasta dishes that will come in handy when you need something quick or have fancy guests for dinner. It works either way.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 large garlic cloves, crushed
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red crushed pepper
- 1 super large farm fresh tomato, chopped
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 pound angel hair or capellini pasta
Start by cooking the pasta according to instructions on the box. Make sure to cook pasta in plenty of salt water. Stir initially to make sure pasta does not stick together. When pasta has cooked the desired amount, drain and rinse in cold water to make sure the pasta does not continue to cook. Set aside.
In a large skillet heat oil, add the crushed garlic and crushed red pepper. Sauté for a minutes or so. Next add the chopped fresh tomato and salt. Finally add the fresh basil and parsley. Stir to combine, let simmer for another minute. Finally add in the pasta. Stir to combine with the sauce. Serve immediately.
Note: Optional: Add one tablespoon of vegan margarine to really fill out the flavor of this dish I love to serve this dish with micro greens. The combination of the