Three Ingredient Pasta

01:55 Khadija Muzaffar 0 Comments


Hey guys! Soooo as per request, I changed my font today. Big day T_T 
Anyway, summer is right around the corner and I AM SO FRICKIN' HAPPY :') I'm not a winter person, as you can probably tell, buttt i can handle heat pretty well. Apart from the change in weather, I'm looking forward to summer cause of summer food and summer drinks and summer fruit and strawberries and cherries and an angels kiss in spring. (PLS GET THAT REFERENCE) So, think lemonade and sangria and lazyyy daysss and teaching my dog how to swimmm.

Which is why today I'm writing about this pasta. I think this pasta should be the very symbol of summer on account of how light and refreshing it is. Oh and did I mention it has just three ingredients?? It just goes to show you how sometimes simple is all you need. And really, tomatoes themselves are so wonderfully fragrant and flavorsome that you dont really need anything else. In fact, this sauce can be used to top pita bread for impromptu pizzas, or grilled bread slices to make pizza toasties, or it can be used as dip or like a member of the salsa family. And it is really SO simple! You can get this baby done in fifteen minutes! Here's how its made!

You will need:
3 large tomatoes, cut in chunks
Ketchup
Herbs (rosemary, thyme, oregano)
Pasta of your choice

Get a large pot of water boiling. Once it starts to boil, add 4 teaspoons full of salt. This helps season the pasta and you dont get boring bland pasta. Also add a teaspoon of oil to prevent pasta clumping together. Add the uncooked pasta to the water and cook until soft (or if you like, al dente)
In a pan, add the 3 chopped tomatoes and add 1/4th to 1/2 a cup of water. Basically just enough to cover the base of the pan. Let the tomatoes soften up in that water. After a few minutes, you'll know they're soft because you'll be able to smush them with a spoon. And smush them you will. Press the chunks with the back of a spoon till it no longer holds a particular shape. Mash them basically, but no need to be toooo thorough. Once all the tomatoes are smushed up, add two tablespoons of ketchup for added sweetness. You can use the regular kind or chilli garlic, whichever you want, or you could do both. I usually like to add a cap-full of Apple Cider Vinegar too, but thats optional. Then add your herbs, just random pinches of it. Stir to combine, and cook until the water has been absorbed and there you go! 

Drain the pasta and place it in a bowl. Spoon the sauce over the pasta. Grate some cheese over it, if you wanna get fancy, although seriously, this pasta doesn't even need cheese. And there you have it! Beautiful light pasta. Minimum fuss, maximum flavour, as Nigella says.



Let me know what you think!
xxx
Khadija.

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