Cherry Tomato, Basil, Spinach and Parmesan Pasta

Cherry Tomato, Basil, Spinach and Parmesan Pasta

This Cherry Tomato, Basil, Spinach and Parmesan Pasta is easy to make and even though its meat free it has a tons of flavours from the bursting sweet and sour cherry tomatoes, aromatic basil and umami filled Parmesan you will never search for that usual protein source you are used to.

You can enjoy it on its own or even pair it with something light like fish or chicken, quick and easy dinner meal all you need is just 20 minutes and you’re all good to go. Just place it in a bowl, snuggle in a comfy comforter and watch your favourite TV show while munching on your lovely dinner.

Cherry Tomato, Basil, Spinach and Parmesan Pasta
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Serves: 3-4
  • 150 g dried spaghetti
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan, + more for garnishing
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • around dozen leaves basil, roughly chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • olive oil
  1. In a large pot bring water to a boil and under cook pasta according to packet directions until al dente.  Drain reserving ¾ cups water, set pasta aside.
  2. In a pan add olive oil then sauté garlic in low heat.
  3. Add the tomatoes and oregano and cook while gently stirring tomatoes for 2-3 minutes, don’t flatten the tomatoes just leave it as it.
  4. Add the pasta and stir while adding water gently until you achieve the consistency you want.
  5. Toss in the basil, spinach, chilli flakes and parmesan cheese, mix to coat it evenly.
  6. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, turn heat off then serve garnished with red pepper flakes and more parmesan cheese.


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11 Responses

  1. Adding cherry tomatoes into pasta is my current favourite way of making pasta these days. Love your addition of basil and spinach, and yes, parmesan is a must! This looks so delicious!

  2. kitchenriffs says:

    I love quick pasta dishes like this! Cherry tomatoes are wonderful — they have some flavor all throughout the year. Really like this — thanks.

  3. Gorgeous and delicious… a meal to make anyone happy!

  4. Yep, Ill take a big bowl of this deliciousness now please. 🙂

  5. Dr Dan says:

    Great summer recipe!

  6. mjskit says:

    this is my kind of pasta! Full of vegetables and a great way to use homegrown tomatoes. Thanks!

  7. thebrickkitchen says:

    So summery, easy and healthy – everything you want in a pasta recipe! YUM!

  8. Cody says:

    Awesome recipe, I doubled it and made it with no problem, and I’m just an amateur cook if you could call it that (this is the first thing I’ve cooked with more than 2 or 3 ingredients, I had to look up how to mince garlic cloves). I did use flakes of parmesan which worked perfectly. Extremely delicious.

  9. Mario says:

    I made one change. I roasted the tomatoes with a little EVOO seasoned w salt and pepper. Delisioso!

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