Cindy’s Garden on a Plate: Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes & Basil


We went to my friend Cindy’s today to pick tomatoes from her garden. We came home with basil too.


This is the perfect dinner.

serves 2

Spaghetti, enough for 2
1 small onion
1 clove of garlic
10 fresh grape or cherry tomatoes
Handful of fresh basil
Olive oil
S and P, to taste

Get the spaghetti going.

Slice the onion into semicircles. Heat a small amount of olive oil in a pan with sides and add the onions. Mince the garlic and add to the onions. Cook until soft.

Slice the tomatoes in half. Add to the onions/garlic and toss around. Keep the flame low, just enough to heat the tomatoes through. Season with a pinch of salt.

Chiffonade the basil and set aside.

Using tongs, lift the pasta out of the pot and add to the onions/garlic/tomatoes. Mix around. Plate it up, top with basil, fresh pepper (optional) and enjoy!