Close up of a plate with whole wheat rotini pasta, fresh cherry tomatoes and basil, and grilled peppers.

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Garlic, and Basil

Close up of a plate with whole wheat rotini pasta, fresh cherry tomatoes and basil, and grilled peppers.

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Garlic, and Basil

A light pasta dish featuring fresh herbs and vegetables.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Dishes, Sides
Cuisine Italy
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 303 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large tomatoes or 30 grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt,
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 10-15 basil leaves, torn
  • 12 ounces whole-grain pasta
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated, optional

Instructions
 

  • Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, and basil in a large bowl. Mix to combine and set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
  • Add pasta to bowl with tomatoes. Mix gently.
  • Garnish with basil and Parmesan cheese, if using. Serve.

Notes

Change it Up
  • Add cooked chicken or cannellini or white beans to make this a main course.
  • Up the veggie count, add mushrooms, summer squash, or spinach.
  • Add some extra flavor with a sprinkle of chili flakes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cupCalories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 9gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 109mgFiber: 7g
Keyword 30 minutes or Less, Comfort Food, Meatless, Vegan, Vegetarian
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