I am in tomato heaven here at home. I have processed and canned over 40lbs of tomatoes so far! On top of which we have eaten BLTs pretty much twice a week for the past month or so. I have made countless tomato salads and added them to numerous meals unbeknown to my family. So why one more tomato recipe? Simple: guilt.
Guilt that years ago I asked Grandpa Jack (Mr. Man’s paternal Grand Father) for The Dean and DeLuca Cookbook and I have NEVER made one single recipe from this cookbook. NOT ONE! But I HAD to have the darn cookbook. So this morning I was rummaging through my cookbooks looking for some inspiration and there it was! Looking right at me saying: “hey lady! I have awesome recipes from our awesome restaurant in awesome NYC”…… OK so we all know cookbooks don’t talk per say but they kind of do when you think about it….well, in my world they do!
Here is a super simple yet lovely and luscious recipe for all those scrumptious tomatoes we are enjoying this time of year!
6 ounces fresh soft goat cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
2 pounds ripe tomatoes, (about 6 medium) peeled, seeded, and finely diced
salt and pepper to taste
4 to 6 tablespoons of oil-soaked sun-dried tomatoes, shredded
Fresh basil for serving (not in original recipe but tomato and basil are BFFS!)
1 lb pasta of your choice (…I went with angel hair because that’s what I had!)
Mash together the goat cheese and olive oil in a bowl with a fork until smooth. Gently stir in ripe tomatoes.
Toss with hot pasta. (Add a little of the hot pasta cooking water if a thinner sauce is desired.) Season with salt and pepper. Place in bowls, and top each bowl with a tablespoon of sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil. Serve immediately.
Note: I didn’t even bother peeling my tomatoes. They were fresh, delicious and perfect from my garden. I didn’t get one single complaint about the “no-peeling” decision! Also I served family style instead of individual bowls. Easier, simpler and still tasty!
Love that this is a no cook pasta, perfect during the hot sweltering August days. So timely! 🙂
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Peace and I Love My Garden,
p.s. I had plenty for leftover the next day and it was still mouth-watering and fabulous!
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