Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tonight's perfect for summer dinner

Last nigth I made pasta shells with no cook tomatoe sauce ;)
I'm a sucker for easy recipes... especially ones that require little cooking for the summer and this one is perfect.

  • 2 cups of cherry tomatoes - the more colorful the prettier dish but not neccessary
  • 1 red pepper
  • diced onion ( recipe didn't call for it but i didn't have a pepper so i used this for the crunchiness and it was good.)
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3/4lb of pasta shells
  • ricotta cheese for serving
  • coarse salt and pepper
Cook the pasta shells in salted boiling water.
In the mean time cut the tomatoes in half. Add them to a large bowl with diced red pepper, garlic, onion, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Drain pasta shells when cooked and add to tomatoes with basil.

serve with a dollup of ricotta cheese and garnish as you like ( I added shredded Parmesan).

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