Summer is officially here and mornings are getting warmer and warmer…this usually means that my meals will become lighter and quicker. Although I am California born and raised I dread the summer, I’m a scarf and coats kinda of girl not proper attire for 98 degree weather. The heat and preparing for my sisters’ wedding has made my time here seldom, hence the lack of post. But I promise to be more consistent on my post. Here is a quick and fast recipe that my husband loves! He loves his pasta drenched in sauce I call it pasta soup 🙂 What I love about this dish is that its quick but full of flavor. It feels just right for the warm days ahead – simple, a bit luxurious, and bright with the acid-laced taste of farmers market tomatoes. Summer means perfect tomatoes and basil growing in my garden.
Pasta with Tomato
1/2 pound dried Penne
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can organic tomato sauce or marinara sauce
Salt And Pepper, to taste
1 cup of kale
Grated Parmigiano Reggiano, to taste
Fresh basil, chopped
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.