12 Jun 2009

Friday’s quick ideas for the week end #8 - Farfalle with sun dried tomatoes and basil

Farfalle , basil, walnuts and sundried tomatoes Today I give you a very simple and quick pasta dish that is quite easy to make. My husband is a kind of guy, that when we came out for dinner or lunch, is always craving for pesto pasta and at home is the same thing But I am tired to make all the same So, I prepare more the same, but a little bit different. I love it!! It was very Italian with Italian flag colors, healthy and fresh. A nice idea for when time is tight and you can still serve a nutritious, homemade dinner. Ingredients box
Ingredients 1 package farfalle pasta (bow ties) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons minced garlic 30g sun dried tomatoes 20g walnuts coarsely chopped 1 bunch fresh basil

Soak the tomatoes in hot water; I add a pinch of sugar, until it moist and tender, toss in olive oil. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the farfalle pasta, and cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cut the garlic cloves, and then fry on low heat. When the pasta is ready, add to the skillet mix well and serve very hot. If using whole garlic cloves, remove them before serving. Add the tomatoes and fresh basil leaves. (The fresh leaves served at moment, makes flavor and aromas don’t be loosed.) Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, you can add parmesan cheese flakes too at the end f you like it.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your photos are awesome !!! Wonderful shots and very nice food Congratulations. Johny Lomito.

Manggy said...

I love sundried tomato pasta-- in fact I just ate some this week! :D

lisa (dandysugar) said...

Very simple and delicious pasta dish! We always need to have more dishes like this, that are easy to prepare. I love sundried tomatoes and fresh basil on pasta, my favorite!

Peter G said...

Nice and simple Sylvia...farfalle is always delicious to cook with.

lisaiscooking said...

Your pasta sounds delicious! My basil plants are exploding with lots of leaves right now, and this would be a great use for them.

Anh said...

I like the fact that you took so much care and efforts to arrange the photography. Great work my friend. And I want that bowl of pasta!

Helene said...

You always take the best pictures. I love that small ingredients box, so cute.

Cheryl said...

That looks delicious!

Sophie said...

Un plato clássico! Pero muy rico!

Puro italiano!

Erica said...

Your pictures are amazing! you have a beautiful blog.

Paz said...

All my favorite ingredients.

Paz

Elra said...

This is simply delicious and look so pretty Sylvia! I love sun dried tomatoes as well. They are delicious!

Odete said...

Just loved.

Marta said...

I LOVE sundried tomatoes, just adore them! This pasta looks perfect for summer: nice, light and quick!

Carol said...

Tu devia trabalhar tirando fotos profissionalmente. Tudo muito lindo e bom. Beijos

Anonymous said...

Johny Lomito told me that I must visit your blog, and your photographies are fantastic. Congratulations, Cerati The English.

Anonymous said...

This pasta looks delicious... so resh and summery!
Ciao.
Orchidea

Ivy said...

This dish is simple but yet very tasty. Your photos are beautiful as always.

Deeba PAB said...

Gorgeous post and gorgeous pictures!WOW!!