During the summer months, local farmer’s markets are brimming with fresh tomatoes. If you’re looking for a pasta dinner that doesn’t absolutely ruin your summer diet, this quick and easy pasta sauce is your golden ticket. It’s flavorful and nutritious.

Pasta Salsa Fresca

  • Prep Time:4 minutes
  • Cook Time:9 minutes
  • Total Time:18 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Medium

    Ingredients

  • 3 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cup your favorite pasta
  • 1 teaspoon Parmigiana cheese

Step 1

Gather your ingredients.

Photo by Natalie Marshall
Photo by Natalie Marshall

Step 2

Make 1 pound of your favorite pasta in well-salted water for 9 minutes.

Photo by Natalie Marshall
Photo by Natalie Marshall

Step 3

In the last 2 minutes of pasta cooking, heat olive oil at medium-high heat.

Photo by Natalie Marshall
Photo by Natalie Marshall

Step 4

Add chopped tomatoes and basil. Cook for 1 minute.

Photo by Natalie Marshall
Photo by Natalie Marshall

Step 5

Mix and drain pasta.

Step 6

Add salsa fresca, salt and pepper, and Parmigiana cheese to the pasta. Serve!

Photo by Natalie Marshall
Photo by Natalie Marshall