Frugal Foodie Mama: Summer Tomato Pasta with Greens

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Summer Tomato Pasta with Greens

This fresh & bright Summer Tomato Pasta with Greens is the perfect way to use up those summer tomatoes...
This fresh & bright Summer Tomato Pasta with Greens is the perfect way to use up those summer tomatoes.


One of my favorite flavors of summer has to be juicy, straight from the vine tomatoes. Tomatoes just never taste as good as they do right now.  They are in season and the varieties are plentiful.  
And though I love a good homegrown tomato, I seem to have very little luck myself growing them. But fortunately for me, my local farmers market was just teeming with freshly picked tomatoes in vibrant reds and oranges this past weekend.  I snatched some up for a recipe that caught my eye on the Yahoo! Food site a few days earlier.

Yahoo! Food is quickly becoming my new favorite foodie site.  You can find it all there from their all-star team of talented food editors- surprising and sophisticated recipes, stories on the top food trends, the best cooking tools, new techniques, and everything you need to feel inspired in the kitchen. Yahoo! Food is also partnering with some of the best publishers in the business to bring you their expertise and ideas, including Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Food52, Martha Stewart and more.  It is a foodie's online resource come true, my friends.

This fresh & bright Summer Tomato Pasta with Greens is a perfect way to use those end of summer tomatoes and is just the first of many recipes I will be trying in my kitchen from Yahoo! Food...

This fresh & bright Summer Tomato Pasta with Greens is the perfect way to use up those summer tomatoes.
Summer Tomato Salad with Greens

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes, depending on type of pasta
Ingredients (2-4)
  • 2 ½ pounds of the ripest tomatoes you can find (a mix of varieties is really nice)
  • 2 loose handfuls of tender young arugula or flavorful greens of your choice (about 2 cups, but whatever)
  • ¼ cup shaved red onion or shallot, as thin as you can cut it
  • 1 pound spaghetti or linguine
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red wine vinegar, to taste (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese, to taste (optional)
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When you have ingredients this gorgeous and fresh and flavorful, you don't want to mess with such a good thing too much.  That is why I just love this simple, no fuss recipe for the Summer Tomato Pasta with Greens from Yahoo! Food.  The only thing that I added to this recipe was a handful of chopped fresh basil tossed in with the arugula. 

This fresh & bright Summer Tomato Pasta with Greens is the perfect way to use up those summer tomatoes.

Such a simple, yet impressive dish to serve for a quick weeknight meal or an easy weekend lunch.

If you all haven't checked out Yahoo! Food yet, be sure to pop over and click around and explore.  I guarantee you that recipe and cooking inspiration will find you. ;)

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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