6/7/11

Super quick summer Lunch

Yum


I'm a huge fan of pasta, tomatoes and food that is so fast to prepare. And what if I combine all of these aspects? Win-win. It was yummy and healthy and so easy. Perfect for a summer lunch. We have basil in our garden and what's better than fresh basil? Ah....It wakes up the food, it gives the tomato sauce a nice kick. Enjoy :)

Spaghetti with Pancetta-Tomato Sauce

1 package Spaghetti - whole wheat preferably
1,5 purple onion - chopped
fresh garlic
pancetta or bacon chopped into small pieces  (as much as you'd like)
4-5 tomatoes - diced
olive oil
salt, pepper, italian herbs
1 cup fresh basil - chopped
pecorino or parmesan cheese

Bring water to boil seasoned with 3 teaspoons of salt, when it is boiling add the pasta. WHILE the water is coming to a boil heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, add onions, garlic, pancetta and saute for about 8 minutes. Add in tomatoes. Cook for 15-20 minutes and add 3/4 cup of the pasta water and the basil leaves in. Add in your pecorino cheese and stir.  Drain your pasta well and add to the tomato mixture. Toss well. Check for seasoning, add salt if necessary and garnish with a little more cheese.









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3 comments:

  1. This summer lunch look delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Simple yet very delicious.I found you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this pancetta widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about pancetta,Thanks!

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  3. thank you! :) and I added the widget

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