Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pasta

I love pasta and in this post I am sharing a simple yet flavorful recipe that uses sun dried cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. The tangy taste of the tomatoes makes this pasta a delight.

Sun Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pasta
Penne pasta - 200 gm
Onion - 1 medium size
Red and yellow peppers - 1 each medium size
Fresh Basil leaves - 1/2 cup loosely packed
Sun dried cherry tomatoes- 1/2 cup
Garlic pods- 6-8 nos.
Olive oil- 5 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Red Chilly (optional) - 1

Put pasta on boil as per the directions on the package.

Cut onion, red and yellow peppers into bite size pieces.

Peel and crush garlic pods.

Heat oil in a pan.

Add onion. Saute for 1-2 minutes.

Add crushed garlic. Saute for a minute or until fragrant.

Add red and yellow peppers. Saute for 3-5 minutes. I like my peppers slightly charred so I saute on high flame for 4-6 minutes.

Add chopped red chilly.

Tear up basil leaves and add.

Add sun dried tomatoes. I used tomatoes herbed with oregano. You can use any herbs of your choice.

Drain and add pasta. Mix well.

Season with salt and pepper.

Enjoy your pasta!