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Pasta with Tomatoes and Lemon

A fresh light pasta that take only a few minutes to make!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy dinner recipe, easy pasta recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 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


  1. Place large pot of water on cook top to boil (follow package instructions for cooking pasta)

  2. Prepare all ingredients while waiting for water to boil.
  3. Place diced tomatoes on paper towels to absorb extra juice, then place tomatoes in a large bowl, set aside.

  4. Combine olive oil, minced garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice, capers and a pinch of sea salt in a small dish, whisk.
  5. After all ingredients are prepared, add pasta to boiling water.
  6. 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:)