Heirloom Tomato Basil Pasta Recipe

May 6, 2020

In need of a yummy yet healthy vegetarian recipe? Well look no further! I have the perfect vegetarian recipe you’ll be sure to love, it’s my Heirloom Tomato Basil Pasta recipe. It has so many fun ingredients that add many delicious flavors to the dish. If you are a fan of heirloom tomatoes, then this dish is a definite must try for you. Let’s not wait any longer, let’s get started!

What You’ll Need To Make Heirloom Tomato Basil Pasta

The ingredients to make Heirloom Tomato Basil Pasta includes:

  • 3 cups of heirloom tomatoes (I like to use different colors: yellow, red & dark red)
  • ½ cup of packed fresh basil
  • ½ cup of olive oil
  • 6 cloves of minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes 
  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup of toasted pine nuts
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 pack of linguine pasta

How To Make Heirloom Tomato Basil Pasta

Step 1: Place water in a large pot and turn on high to boil the water. Add 1 tablespoon of salt to the water. Time this so your pasta is finished cooking when your tomato basil sauce is finished.

Step 2: Add olive oil to the skillet on a medium low heat. Saute the garlic and red pepper flakes for 4-5 minutes until translucent, not brown.

Step 3: Add salt to the chopped heirloom tomatoes to bring out the sweetness.

Step 4: Remove pasta from boiling water without draining. Transfer immediately to the skillet with garlic oil. Add ½ cup of pasta water to the skillet and toss.

Step 5: Melt the parmesan cheese directly into the hot pasta. Add the pine nuts, tomatoes and fresh basil. Toss together. Cook for 1 more minute just to warm up the tomatoes.

And that’s it! That is how you make a delicious vegetarian Heirloom Tomato Basil Pasta. Once you have a taste of this dish, you won’t be able to set your fork down. This dish is amongst one of my favorite vegetarian recipes. Feel free to try out my other vegetarian recipes that are up on my website such as my Truffle Mac and Cheese Recipe! For my meat lovers, I also have non-vegetarian recipes such as my Fajita Stuffed Chicken and my Salmon Stir Fry Recipe.