Recipe For Basil Infused Tomato Pasta

The past two weeks have been exceptionally hard, and part of what has been difficult is making the choice to put Maxine to sleep for the right reasons. I never wanted to have any lingering doubt that we had just given up on her. Giving up is so easy to do. It is what I sometimes feel like doing when business is bad, like it is now. But I know I cannot just give up. I cannot give up on friendships and I have never given up on a challenge, life or love. Some weeks it is exceptionally hard to come up with a pasta recipe – but Tandy Tuesday is ‘set in stone’ for me, and I cannot give up doing at least one pasta post a week. This week I am sharing with you a pasta recipe from January – it is not seasonal so it can be enjoyed all year round.

Basil Infused Tomato Pasta
Basil Infused Tomato Pasta

 

Basil Infused Tomato Pasta
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon basil infused olive oil
  • 125g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 10 olives, depipped and halved
  • 1 tablespoon crème fraîche
  • 10g parmesan, grated
Method
  1. while your pasta is cooking heat the olive oil in a large frying pan
  2. add the tomatoes and allow them to warm up
  3. add the chilli and the garlic and cook till soft
  4. add the olives and warm through
  5. add the crème fraîche and make sure your pasta sauce is warm
  6. toss the pasta through the sauce and top with the parmesan

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I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Juli of Pictures of all my Princesses 

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15 thoughts on “Recipe For Basil Infused Tomato Pasta

  1. You are my aspiration , I possess few web logs and infrequently run out from to post .

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  2. I really like basil infused oil..I use it in my salads often. great pasta dish.

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    1. thanks Theresa! I should try it in my salad dressing next time I make some 🙂

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  3. So sorry about all your challenges and especially the loss of Maxine. Pasta might not be a cure, but it certainly is the dish I turn to for comfort. Here’s to a turn for the better very soon. In the meantime, thanks for taking the time to share this pasta with Presto Pasta Nights.

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    1. thank you so much Ruth for those caring words 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. This looks and sounds delicious. I also try to serve pasta once a week. My family loves noodles in all sizes and shapes and when I fail to prepare them I hear about it. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    1. thanks Mary – pasta is my all time favourite comfort food for sure!

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  5. So sorry that you are having such a tough time Tandy. I hope everything starts looking sunnier for you soon.
    Great looking pasta.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. Thanks Mandy – it is the hardest last thing at night but it will get better soon I am sure 🙂

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  6. With those ingredients how can one go wrong! 🙂

    I assume Maxine is your dog. ‘Courage’, Tandy.

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    1. Thanks so much, yes Maxine was our Boxer 🙂

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  7. We had pasta last night, but I forgot to take a photo. Sorry you’re having a hard time 🙁 Hope business improves soon.

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    1. thanks Cindy! I am sure the recession will be over before too long 🙂

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  8. Looks yummy and so easy to make. My kind of recipe!

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    1. perfect!

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