Sunday, February 11, 2007

Tomato & Herb Pasta

No picture of this one but it was lovely!

3 cups of halved grape tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1/2 cup chopped pancetta
black pepper
16 fresh basil leaves
2 teaspoons of chopped fresh oregano
1/4 - 1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh Romano or Parmesan (grated)

Pasta (I used penne because it's pretty)

Heat oil on medium heat in a large saucepan. Add onions, pepper and pancetta - saute until onion is clear - about 6-8 minutes. Add tomatoes (and any juice) cook another 5 minutes. Add in basil and oregano. Season with salt.

In a pan mix 1/2 of this tomato bacon goodness with your cooked pasta, cheese and mix. Transfer to the serving dish or "plate" and then top with the remaining mixture.

Chop your herbs and veggies ahead of time
Serve cold in summer as a salad
Serve hot in winter as the main course

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