Sunday, June 5, 2011

Meat Free Monday #1: Bruschetta Pasta

     I'm so exciting to be joining a lot of other bloggers in hosting a Linky Party! I detailed my idea in a post a few days ago, and today is the very first party. Join in. Tell your friends. Share your recipes.

     A few years ago, I visited a friend who made homemade bruschetta for us. It was so delicious! When I was single, I would make a batch about every week and eat it for dinner. I didn't have any one else to cook for, so it worked for me. It's always a crowd pleaser when served on fresh foccacia bread. I haven't made bruschetta in years, and the other day I ran across the recipe when I was looking for something else. Why didn't I think of putting it on pasta before? Brilliant, if I do say so myself. It is every bit as good as I thought it would be. If you are not going meat free, I think a little chicken mixed in would be great too.I served this with a little parmesan cheese and a side of steamed broccoli.

12-14 fresh, ripe plum tomatoes (or 28oz can diced tomatoes)
2Tbl minced garlic
1 cup fresh basil, chopped
1 tsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup olive oil
spaghetti (I used Ronzoni Smart Choice)
  • Boil spaghetti according to package directions.
  • Dice tomatoes, or open can and drain.
  • Toss with garlic and basil. 
  • Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil. 
  • When spaghetti is done, drain and toss with bruschetta.
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      1. Ever since you posted that you were having this meal, I immediately craved it and added it to my meal menu this week. I was looking forward to seeing your recipe for this. It sounds delicious! :)

      2. Let me know how you like it. It was so good!

      3. oh yum!! Thanks for linking this up to savory sunday!!


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