Fresh Tomatoes and Pasta...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Yesterday afternoon on our Walking on Sunshine Facebook Page 
we were discussing what everyone was having for dinner and then I mentioned
that I had no clue what to make for TONIGHT'S dinner...
which started a whole new discussion!

I love when we discuss our menus.
I get so many ideas for meals from everyone.

I then asked The Colonel last night what HE would like for dinner tonight.
He thought for a moment and said he really enjoyed a pasta dish 
with tomatoes that I've made a few times.

I then realized I never shared this great and EASY recipe here on the BLOG.

THIS is what we are having for dinner tonight along with a salad and garlic bread.

Fresh Tomatoes and Pasta...

I found the original recipe HERE on Sunflower Supper Club's blog.
You need to go to the original post and see the amazing photos of all their recipes.


6  large fresh tomatoes, cored and cut into pieces
3  small cloves garlic, minced

1/4  cup fresh basil, chopped

3  tablespoons olive oil

1  tablespoon balsamic or red wine vinegar (optional)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound penne pasta
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese 

Let's BEGIN...

 Combine chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil, vinegar (if using),
 salt and pepper in a non-reactive bowl.  
I used the balsamic vinegar.
Cover and let sit for 1 hour, gently stirring occasionally...


Boil your pasta, drain and add BACK to the pot.
Add the tomatoes and stir to combine...

Add the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and SERVE...

So easy and so delicious!  

I have served this as a side dish and as a main meal. 

Enjoy your day! 

Foodie Friends Friday


  1. That looks like a perfect summer meal!

  2. That sounds so light, yummy, and easy to make! My kind of meal!

  3. We will love this recipe. Thanks, and enjoy your day.

  4. Mmmmm...looks so good! Thanks for sharing!


  5. This does look delicious and easy...hmmm...maybe a good one for supper! Thanks. =D

  6. Pasta dish looks yummy! Now if only the hubby LIKED pasta! :-)

  7. I love macaroni and tomatoes. This is a different recipe that sounds delicious.

  8. This looks beautiful and delicious! I think my husband and I would both really like it!

  9. Definitely a comfort food. Pasta and tomatoes need to be married....Looks amazing!

  10. Wonderful recipe!!
    My other-half would just loooooooooooove it

  11. What a yummy salad. I can't wait until Friday!!

  12. Anything with garden fresh tomatoes is delicious! YUM!

  13. I pinned this - looks great. sandie

  14. Delicious Pasta, love that fresh ingridents in there.

  15. Hello Lois! I popped over to your blog to link up some recipes to Foodie Friends Friday and I saw your photo for the Pasta with Tomatoes. I thought I have a similar dish that looks just like that I have to check it out. (Your photos are great by the way!) Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! We really appreciate it. Thank you also for hosting and I hope you and your family have a terrific holiday weekend!

  16. Oh, that's one of my favorites! Great recipe!

  17. I think it is great that you asked your husband what he wanted to eat. I think we get so caught up in preparing wonderful meals, we forget to find out what others want! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday!

  18. Lois, you have a beautifully delicious site. I have awarded your blog with the One Lovely Blog and the Very Inspiring Blogger Awards!

  19. Nothing beats this sort of dish in the summer...tomatoes,mozzarella and basil...just classic!

  20. Lois, I am making this recipe right now... I could eat the tomatoes and dressing by it self... I did add cukes, onions and banana peppers ~ all from my garden :). I am going to feature this recipe for the next Linky Party and will have the changes that I made then. Thanks for this recipe. Marlys

  21. It looks like I have already made this recipes... It is great. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.