Take a look at this pasta! Made with fresh tomatoes, garlic, lemon, olive oil, capers and sea salt… it is heaven on a plate. This Angel Hair Pasta with Tomatoes and Lemon only takes five minutes to prep, less than five minutes to cook!
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Tips for Making Pasta with Tomatoes and Lemon:
There are only a few ingredients in this pasta dish, so make sure they are all fresh and very good quality. Use a good extra virgin olive oil, a fabulous sea salt (or buy the tub to save money) and gourmet pasta for best results! I prefer an “Angel Hair” or Capellini because they take only 3-4 minutes to cook.
TIPS FOR COOKING PASTA:
When cooking pasta there are only a few things to remember.
1. Follow pasta box cooking instructions, they usually are right on.
2. Salt the water for flavor.
3. To keep pasta from sticking be sure to have lots of water in your pot, at least several inches above the pasta to allow room for expansion, and 4. stir frequently.
MAKING THIS MEAL GLUTEN FREE AND JUST AS GOOD!
If you live without gluten you don’t have to miss out on exceptional pasta! Jovial Foods makes the best gluten free pasta around. I am lucky enough to live by a store that carries it, but if you aren’t you can order it here!
The Recipe : Pasta with Tomatoes and Lemon
- 16 ounces angel hair pasta, or pasta of your choice
- 2 cups ripe tomatoes, diced (approx 4 small or 2 large tomatoes)
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Juice of 1 large lemon, or more if you like things lemony
- 2 tablespoons capers (no juice from the jar)
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Sea Salt, to taste
- Red peppers flakes, (optional) to taste
Place large pot of water on cook top to boil (follow package instructions for cooking pasta)
Prepare all ingredients while waiting for water to boil.
Place diced tomatoes on paper towels to absorb extra juice, then place tomatoes in a large bowl, set aside.
Combine olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice, capers and a pinch of sea salt in a small dish, whisk.
After all ingredients are prepared, add pasta to boiling water.
When pasta is al dente, strain and pour over tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil mixture and toss till thoroughly combined. Sprinkle with Parmesan (optional), sea salt and red pepper flakes if desired. If you need a little more olive oil, add it! Serve:)
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I love beautiful, simple recipes that taste amazing. I love how you’ve combined these ingredients. It looks divine!
Thnbak you Kelly! It’s a favorite combination of mine as well!
yes please! Thank you for the great instructions!
This is a delicious recipe! I love it and make it in the winter but as you said, there is NOTHING like fresh tomatoes off the vine! I grow regular size and also cherry tomatoes which I eat like candy!
Thank you Mary! I am so glad you like it!
Simple to prepare and absolutely delicious. Must try recipe, without any doubt!
This looks so fresh and delicious! Perfect summer meal!
Yum! I absolutely love capers in pasta dishes. It adds so much flavor!
This recipe looks simply delicious!! The fact that it’s healthy as well is almost too much. 🙂 Hooray!
I bet the addition of lemon to this gives it such a nice, fresh flavor! Your photos always make me hungry;)
So simple and delicious! I love pasta its by far my favourite meal.
This is such a perfect quick dish for those warm summer nights when you just don’t feel like firing up a BBQ… light and easy to digest.
Looks so delicious! I have a watery mouth from just looking at the pictures :))
This looks so fresh, easy and delicious! Pasta is my fave!!
Wow that looks so good! I love putting fresh tomatoes in my pasta, especially the heirloom tomatoes!
This looks absolutely amazing, and right up my alley!
YUM! This looks like the perfect summer pasta dish, definitely need to try this one out!! 🙂
Yum, yum, yum! You have me so hungry now!
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I tried this years ago in Oprah Winfrey’s cooking with Rosie cookbook. This is better with the addition of capers!
I had no idea they had a similar recipe in that book. I had that book and the only recipe I remember was the oven baked chicken!
Cooked this tonight with homegrown macadamia nuts thrown in. Loved the lemon and capers combo
Home grown macadamia nuts! How awesome!
Do you have nutrition information for this?
Nope. Sorry I don’t.
Served this as a cold pasta salad and it was delicious!
Hi Judy! I have never tried it cold, good to know! Thank you.