Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes, Basil, Lemon and Clams

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

I found this recipe years ago in the Epicurious archives. This is light, fresh and easy to make

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain pasta; return to same pot.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes; sauté until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add drained clams and basil; stir 1 minute.
  3. Add clam sauce, 1 cup Parmesan cheese and lemon juice to pasta. Toss over medium-high heat until heated through, adding reserved clam juices by 1/4 cupfuls if pasta is dry. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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I just tried this recipe tonight with fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden. Yum! Very nice recipe. Even my daughter liked it.

cndavis500 October 27, 2010