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


  • 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.

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  • Step 2

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

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  • Step 3

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

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  • Step 4

    Add chopped tomatoes and basil. Cook for 1 minute.

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  • 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