This weekend I had the house to myself. Which I loove! It means I can cook/watch tv/workout/work to my leisure without someone needing something every two seconds. And after a long week, I was excited for a day in. And then lunchtime rolled around, and I realized the fridge was inadequately stocked. I didn't want to go out and I didn't want to eat a pre-prepared meal. Remembering my study abroad days, I decided to recreate one of my favorite low-maintenance and healthy pasta dishes. This was always a go-to in my college day because of the minimal ingredients required and the fact I got a yummy healthy meal in under 10 minutes.
- 1/2 cup uncooked pasta
- 1 tomato - chopped
- 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic - sliced
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp sugar (optional)
- Bring 2 cups of water to boil and add pasta. Cook until tender.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in medium sauce pan.
- Add garlic and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes.
- Add tomatoes and spices and cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
- Pour over cooked pasta and serve.
- Add basil for extra flavor.