Simple Summer Spaghetti

It is indeed true that the “simple things in life are often the best”. Yesterday I had this delicious Summer-flavoured spaghetti for lunch with vegetables from my garden and it rocked my socks! No need for cheese when you have fresh delicious ingredients. This feeds two people.

4 handfuls of gluten-free spaghetti (I used San Remo Angel-Haired Spaghetti)
1 pinch of salt
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 handfuls of fresh basil
2 large ripe tomatoes
Olive oil
Pepper, to taste

1. Heat up water in a saucepan and add a teaspoon of olive oil and a pinch of salt.
2. Once the water is boiling, add the spaghetti and cook as per instructions on the packet.
3. While the spaghetti is cooking, mince the garlic and chop up some fresh tomatoes.
4. Drain the water from the spaghetti and add to bowl/s.
5. Stir in tomatoes and garlic. Tear up some fresh basil leaves and stir through.
6. Season with pepper and eat while it’s warm.

An original for Vegematarian.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Delia says:

    So, you’ve already got the first vegetables from your new garden! πŸ™‚ You’re right -tomatoes, fresh basil and olive oil make a perfect team… if they’ve just been picked up from one’s own garden to make the meal… that’s heaven!

    By the way, your blog’s new look is really cool πŸ™‚

    1. vegematarian says:

      Hi Delia πŸ™‚ Yes the vegies are starting to come through but it’s a slow process as I planted a bit later in the season. Our basil is going crazy though! I must’ve planted it in the right spot! Summer vegetables and fruit are so wonderful, especially picked fresh! Thanks for the compliment, I’m enjoying breathing new life into the blog. Hope 2012 is treating you well πŸ™‚

      1. Delia says:

        Ha, ha… So good you’ve got basil growing like crazy… I’d love that! πŸ™‚ Mine does very well for the conditions it lives in -a small pot by the kitchen window, but nothing compared to having lots in the garden… I adore fresh basil… Yes, anything picked fresh makes a world of difference.
        Thank you for your nice wishes πŸ™‚

      2. vegematarian says:

        Basil is definitely one of my favourite herbs (I think it would tie with with coriander)! I have my basil planted in an old recycling crate under my kitchen window in a hot spot. It’s going nuts!

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