We all have nights like this: you're exhausted from a long day, the kids have activities to get to, and everyone's starving and rangy. You need to get dinner on the table quickly, before everyone — including you — has a meltdown. Your instinct is to just throw up your hands, pick up the phone, and dial the nearest pizza place.
Put down the phone! I have a better solution. This tasty pasta dish can be on your table in thirty minutes or less — quicker than a pizza delivery, and much healthier.
It's the peak of tomato season, so why not take advantage? I love the combination of fresh, flavourful tomatoes combined with basil and garlic — this simple pasta dish is so much more than the sum of its parts. Easy, fast, and amazingly delicious; this recipe is sure to become part of your regular dinnertime repertoire.
Add chopped tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes start to fall apart, approximately 5-10 minutes.
Add basil, salt, and pepper to the tomato mixture and cook until basil is wilted, approximately 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and add to the tomato mixture. Toss gently; serve topped with goat or cashew cheese if desired.
Yield: 4 servings