Salina-Style Spaghettini With Cherry Tomatoes

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

A simple spaghetti tossed with warm tomato-fresh mint sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add olive oil and cherry tomatoes to a large straight-sided saute pan.
  3. Sprinkle with cayenne; warm over medium heat until tomatoes begin to give off some of their juice, shaking the pan every so often.
  4. Meanwhile, salt the boiling water in the pot; add in the spaghettini; cook, stirring often, until al dente; drain, reserving 1 cup of the pasta cooking water.
  5. Transfer the pasta to the saute pan; add in garlic and toss with the tomatoes.
  6. Add 1/3 cup reserved pasta water; toss over medium heat until the water and oil emulsify.
  7. Add more water as necessary, a tablespoon at a time, until you have a nice creamy consistency and all the strands of spaghettini are well coated with sauce.
  8. Tear the mint leaves into small pieces and toss with the spaghettini.
  9. Transfer to heated bowls and top with the cheese; serve immediately.

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