It is spring and the farmers market is starting to showcase beautiful flavorful tomatoes.
I love pasta, and when I see tomatoes it is the first thing I think of making. This is a meal that you can make in about 15 minutes. Here is how to do it.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
Meanwhile, chop up tomatoes. About 6 medium sized.
Heat a pan and add 2 Tbsp. of olive oil. Add 2 cloves of minced garlic. If you like some heat, now is the time to add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
Add the spelt * pasta to the water. Add the tomatoes with their juices to the pan with the garlic. And red pepper flakes.
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Just before the pasta is done, add a handful of basil to the sauce.
Drain the pasta and pour it into the pan with the tomatoes.* Stir and cook for about one minute.
Notes* you can purchase spelt flour at your local health food store or online.
I also always save a cup of water when I drain my pasta. I always use a little to add to my sauce. It brings it all together.
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