20-minute cherry tomato and basil pasta (vegan)

To make this cherry tomato and basil pasta, you need pasta, olive oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes, and basil. Yes, it is super simple to make and perfect for a summer day.

Ingredients

  • Cherry tomatoes, you can substitute with grape tomatoes or any other small tomato. This easy pasta would be perfect and beautiful if you use yellow, orange, or any different color combination.
  • Basil, look for very fresh basil.
  • Pasta, any pasta will do. I like spaghetti, angel hair, or bucatini.
  • Garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil is best for this simple pasta recipe.

How to make pasta sauce with cherry tomatoes?

First, bring to a boil a large pot filled with water. When it boils, add a big pinch of salt and add the pasta; cook until al dente (follow the package directions). Meanwhile, the pasta cooks in a large pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and the tomatoes.

When they start to burst, add the garlic and a big pinch of salt and let them in the pan for 5 minutes until all the juices from the tomatoes come out. The garlic will get soft and infuse the tomatoes with all its flavors.

The pasta should be ready by this point, but there is no need to drain it. With a pair of kitchen thongs or slotted spoon, start adding the cooked pasta to the cherry tomato saucepan. Mix and tear the basil leaves on top.

💡TIP

If your cherry tomatoes need a little help to burst, smash them with the back of a wooden spoon.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you like spicy pasta sauces, you can add a pinch of dried chili peppers to the sauce or finish it by sprinkling red pepper flakes on top.
  • Use this cherry tomato pasta recipe as a base for your favorite grilled protein or grilled vegetables.
  • If the pasta is a bit dry, stir in a quarter cup of pasta water, it will absorb and make the pasta really creamy.
  • Give this recipe a twist by adding a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, maybe some lemon zest, a handful of arugula or spinach, and a mix of your favorite chopped herbs.
  • Finish with freshly cracked black pepper, vegan parmesan cheese, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and more fresh basil.
  • Serve with a fresh green salad with a simple vinaigrette or a good kale salad.
💡How to store leftovers?

Store the pasta leftovers in an airtight food container. It will last up to three days in the fridge. 

Reheat in a pan with a teaspoon of olive oil.

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20-minute cherry tomato and basil pasta (vegan)

This cherry tomato and basil pasta is simple and perfect, you need pasta, olive oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes, and basil. Yes, that's it.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
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Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 460 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 4 large sprigs basil, torn if large
  • salt, a good pinch
  • 12 oz spaghetti

Instructions
 

  • First, bring to a boil a large pot filled with water. When it boils, add a big pinch of salt and add the pasta; cook until al dente (follow the package directions). Meanwhile, the pasta cooks in a large pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and the tomatoes.
    12 oz spaghetti
  • When they start to burst, add the garlic and a big pinch of salt and let them in the pan for 5 minutes until all the juices from the tomatoes come out. The garlic will get soft and infuse the tomatoes with all its flavors.
    ¼ cup olive oil, 1 lb cherry tomatoes, 4 garlic cloves, sliced, salt, a good pinch
  • The pasta should be ready by this point, but there is no need to drain it. With a pair of kitchen thongs or slotted spoon, start adding the cooked pasta to the cherry tomato saucepan. Mix and tear the basil leaves on top.
    4 large sprigs basil, torn if large

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 460kcalCarbohydrates: 69gProtein: 12gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 450mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 576IUVitamin C: 27mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cherry tomatoes, vegan cherry tomato pasta

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