Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

I crave this dish in the summertime when I can go outside and pick tomatoes right off the vine. It is good anytime of year, though.

Top Review by Gina Farina

I had a whole container of nice roma tomatoes and was craving a fresh tomato pasta dish from one of my favorite Mpls restaurants, Palomino. This isn't a copy-cat recipe but it was pretty close and I thoroughly enjoyed it...and especially loved the lemon, which I would say is optional if you're not a lemon fan like me. A previous rater commented that she didn't know how long to cook the tomatoes...I cooked them just until they were heated but still fairly firm (cut them into larger chunks, like 3/4"). A wonderful, flavorful and healthy meal - it's a keeper. Thanks so much for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat the 1/4 cup olive oil.
  2. Add the tomatoes, garlic, parsley, basil, lemon juice, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Saute, stirring constantly, until heated through.
  4. To serve: spoon tomato mixture over hot cooked angel hair pasta.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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