Fresh tomato pasta; Farfalle or commonly known as "bow-tie pasta" is derived from the Italian word farfalla meaning the butterfly. It sure looks pretty and my kids looooove it.
I usually make this as an after-school snack, since I am trying to cut down the family's calorie intake, I made this skinny/low fat.....with just a tbsp of oil and 1 cube cheese....and ofcourse fresh tomatoes...I have made it a little blanch, the best thing is you can add more tomatoes and even green chilies if you like it to be spicier and of course more cheese...... the cheese I used is Amul cheese cube which is only 25 gm.
Author: Nisa Homey
Pasta (I used farfalle, you can also use penne): 250 gm.
Tomatoes: 2 medium, cubed.
Garlic: 5 cloves.
Sugar: 1 tsp.
Dried basil leaves: 1 tsp.
Dried oregano: 1 tsp.
Fresh pepper powder: 1 tsp.
Processed cheese: 25 gm, grated.
One sprig of green onions chopped to garnish or two or three fresh basil leaves.
Salt: 1/2 tsp.
Olive oil: 1 tbsp.
In a heavy bottomed pan, boil about 2 liters of water with some salt, and when it starts boiling put in the pasta and once it is cooked, strain and keep aside.
Meanwhile, put the tomatoes, garlic, sugar, and salt into a blender and blend it.
In another pan, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and add the pureed fresh tomato. On low flame, allow it to saute for a few minutes, then add in the oregano, basil, and pepper powder (if you like more spicy you can add 2 green chilies.)
Mix 'em up and once it is nicely sauted add the grated cheese; I have used just one cube (25 gm); if you are not that calorie conscious go ahead and added 2 more cubes, grated,
Mix and let the cheese incorporate with the pasta sauce...check salt.
Add in the cooked pasta. Mix them up, sprinkle the chopped green onions. You can also sprinkle some grated cheese of your choice before serving, but I just left it plain.
Skinny fresh tomato pasta......so healthy and easy.
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