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Simple tomato pasta

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Serves 2

The tastiest and quickest recipe for pasta - perfect any time of year and with very few ingredients. Kids will love it too!

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  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 500 grams of cherry or plum tomatoes (the better the quality the better the taste!
  • 1 handful of torn basil
  • 3-4 tablespoons of Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Balsamic vinegar
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Enough spaghetti or any other pasta you choose for 2 people.


    1. Preheat the oven to 170 fan oven - gas 5
    2. Wash your tomatoes and remove any green stalks
    3. Chop the garlic finely
    4. Add 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil (be generous) and all the other ingredients (tomatoes, garlic, pinch of salt and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar) to a non stick baking tray. Tear up 1/2 basil leaves and add too. Just keep some to add at the end.
    5. Cook for 15-20 minutes in the oven. For the last 10 minutes start cooking your pasta the normal way.
    6. Toss the pasta in with the baked cherry tomatoes in the baking tray and add the rest of the torn basil, and if needed more olive oil.
    7. Serve with parmesan cheese.

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