Pasta with Ricotta Herb Sauce
Welcome back to #HotSummerEats! When I first started planning recipes for this link-up I had a hard time thinking of my favorite summer recipes as generally during the summer I’m living off of salads which aren’t really that exciting. To me summer is about light meals with as little “active” cooking as possible and as many fresh ingredients as possible. Since it’s not yet summer and most of my herbs are still in the youngling stage, I decided to take advantage of the goodies I got from Gourmet Garden. I grabbed some chunky garlic and Italian herbs thinking they would go perfectly with some grape tomatoes I had picked up at the market – just had to figure out the main ingredient. With such flexible ingredients, and zero prep, I debated everything from bulgar wheat to orzo to frfalle before going with some thin pasta for fear of picking a grain that would over power the simple herb “sauce” I was thinking of. A bit of ricotta and I was in business!
1 lb thin spaghetti
2 tbsp margarine
1/2 tbsp chunky garlic
1/2 tbsp Italian herbs
1 cup grape tomatoes, diced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup ricotta
- Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook pasta per box
- Drain and return to pot, then add all the remaining ingredients.
- Stir well and season to taste with some pepper.
- Serve and enjoy!
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Disclaimer – Thank you to #HotSummerEats sponsors BenBella Vegan, Caribeque, Casabella, Gourmet Garden, Intensity Academy, Not Ketchup, Out of the Weeds. Pirate Jonny’s, Quirk Books, Spicely Organics, T.Lish , and Voodoo Cheffor providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for#HotSummerEats without additional compensation.All opinions are my own. I’m so thrilled to be participating in another blog round-up, Camilla you are awesome! Now that you’ve seen my recipe make sure to check out all the others below.