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Spaghetti with Cherry Tomato Marinara

I don’t even know what to say about this.

I mean, I’m sure I could come up with a few things if you forced me, but I fully acknowledge that this recipe is kind of a no-brainer!

Who posts a recipe for Spaghetti with sauteed tomatoes? (Umm.. Me! :P) Because that’s all this is… And the only way to make this a knock-your-socks-off delicious dish is by using the freshest of the fresh ingredients!

When it comes to cooking, I’m more of a few steps – great taste kinda girl. This recipe is definitely one of my signature dishes. Throw in a bunch of fresh ingredients together & you have a healthy meal in no time! Instead of Olive Oil, I used the Fortune Rice Bran Oil to make it even more healthy. Here’s how to make this 15 minute Spaghetti dish…

Halve the cherry tomatoes and set aside. (If you’re using regular tomatoes, dice them to small chunks)

In a large pan, add some oil & chopped garlic to the cold oil. Set it on medium heat. As the oil heats up, the garlic infuses its flavor into the oil.

Once the garlic turns golden brown, add in your prepared tomatoes.

Season with a good amount of salt, pepper and a bit of sugar. Some tomatoes might be too tart, and the way to reduce its tartness is by adding sugar.

Mix well & sauté it for about 2-3 minutes.

Once the juices start coming out, Close the pan with a lid. Leave it slightly open. Crank down the flame to lowest heat possible. Let that cook for about 10-15 minutes.

Meanwhile….  bring a large pot of water to a boil, add a generous amount of salt & add your Spaghetti (or any pasta you’re using)

Let the Spaghetti cook for 8-10 minutes or as per your package instructions. Drain the water out, reserving about quarter cup of the starchy cooking water. Set the Spaghetti aside while you work on finishing the sauce.

Take off the lid form the pan. The tomatoes would have reduced considerably. Give them a quick stir.

Add some chopped Basil & Parsley, mix well.

Add the cooked Spaghetti (or Pasta)

Toss it well with the tomatoes.

Garnish with some dried oregano or thyme or parsley

Serve hot.

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Spaghetti with Cherry Tomato Marinara
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • ½ pound (200 grams) Spaghetti (any Pasta)
  • 2 cups of Fresh Cherry Tomatoes (or 3-4 regular tomatoes)
  • 4 cloves Garlic, sliced
  • 1 TBsp Olive oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • ⅓ cup Fresh Basil
  • ⅓ cup Fresh Parsley (or use one of the two herbs)
  • 2 tsp ground Black Pepper
  • 1.5 tsp Salt (adjust to taste) (plus more for boiling Pasta)
  • Dried herbs - oregano / thyme / parsley (to garnish - optional)
  • a pinch of sugar (to reduce tartness of tomatoes)
Instructions
  1. Halve the cherry tomatoes and set aside. (If you're using regular tomatoes, dice them to small chunks)
  2. In a large pan, add some oil & chopped garlic to the cold oil. Set it on medium heat. As the oil heats up, the garlic infuses its flavor into the oil.
  3. Once the garlic turns golden brown, add in your prepared tomatoes.
  4. Season with a good amount of salt, pepper and a bit of sugar. Some tomatoes might be too tart, and the way to reduce its tartness is by adding sugar.
  5. Mix well & sauté it for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Once the juices start coming out, Close the pan with a lid. Leave it slightly open. Crank down the flame to lowest heat possible. Let that cook for about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile.... bring a large pot of water to a boil, add a generous amount of salt & add your Spaghetti (or any pasta you're using)
  8. Let the Spaghetti cook for 8-10 minutes or as per your package instructions. Drain the water out, reserving about quarter cup of the starchy cooking water. Set the Spaghetti aside while you work on finishing the sauce.
  9. Take off the lid form the pan. The tomatoes would have reduced considerably. Give them a quick stir. Add some chopped Basil & Parsley, mix well.
  10. Add the cooked Spaghetti (or Pasta) & Toss it well with the tomatoes.
  11. Garnish with some dried oregano or thyme or parsley & serve hot.

This post is a part of Healthy & Tasty Recipe Contest with Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil & BlogAdda.com

About the author: Food blogger-writer, Recipe developer, Food Lover, Picture-taker, Lover of Nutella, Accountant, Dancer, Singer… and a happy soul!

{ 6 comments… add one }

  • Saini May 29, 2013, 3:46 pm

    This just looks so fresh and light! Awesome recipe Kavitha! :)

  • Roshni March 15, 2013, 2:41 am

    cannot take my eyes off this dish da.. Though quite simple, you have made it well. And presented well too

  • Charul @ Tadka Masala March 4, 2013, 11:36 pm

    I am drooling over here! What lovely pics and recipe. :)

  • Amelia March 4, 2013, 9:41 pm

    Hi Kavi, that’s a delicious spaghetti. Yummy! I don’t mind to have second helping. ;)

    Have a great week ahead,regards.

  • Archana March 4, 2013, 1:28 pm

    Looks delicious. Who says you cannot post simple dishes they ar ethe most tasty dishes.

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