Monday, August 27, 2012
Summer Pasta with Tomatoes, Goat Cheese and Basil
There are few meals that are quicker and easier to throw together than pasta. Additionally, the variations you can do with simple pasta are endless. This one utilizes fresh garden tomatoes and basil, along with some white beans and goat cheese for protein. A perfectly light and delicious meal!
Summer Pasta with Tomatoes, Goat Cheese, and Basil
1/2 lb (8 oz) angel hair pasta (or your favorite type of pasta)
2-3 medium tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
4 T fresh goat cheese
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 T olive oil
8 oz (about half a can) of Cannellini or Great Northern beans
Cook pasta according to directions on package. When pasta is done cooking, drain, and then put into serving bowl. Toss pasta with olive oil and then garlic powder. Add goat cheese and toss for a minute until the cheese is slightly melty. Toss in the tomatoes, beans, and basil. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.