Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Simple Scrumptious Sundried Tomato Farfalle

When asked the other day, "Don't you need to make some sort of pasta dish for your blog?" I quickly took the not so subtle hint and made these bow ties for dinner. It qualifies for a "lazy girl" meal since it took no time at all to put this in motion. This pasta would be great for a Sunday family dinner or as simple and quick as a working woman weeknight meal. Plus, it has some amounts of lycopene which, although not proven, may decrease your risk for certain cancers.

3 cups dried farfalle (bow ties)

2 T olive oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 T sliced onion

10 sun dried tomatoes, reconstituted and chopped

1 handful each of chopped parsley and fresh basil

2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 - 1/3 cup pine nuts

Start your water for the pasta, bring to a boil and add the pasta. Cook according to the directions, usually around 10-12 minutes. Reserve a few tablespoons of pasta water before draining. Reconstitute the tomatoes by adding boiling water to them in a separate bowl. In a large skillet saute onions and garlic in the oil. Add the Roma and sun dried tomatoes, salt and pepper, parsley and basil while stirring. Add a few tablespoons of pasta water, a drizzle of olive oil and the pine nuts. Toss to marry the flavors. Enjoy these bow ties or butterfly shaped pomodoro pasta for the perfect Mediterranean style meal. It's very good cold, too.


  1. I made this exact (mostly) meal last week, need to add the pine nuts though, that sounds great. I have been experimenting with making my own "sun" dried tomatoes in the oven. The first attempt was OK, but need to refine the cooking time. I'll let you know! Sue

  2. Thanks, I'd like to try that too! They are pretty pricey by the tiny bag full!

  3. Dried tomatoes are the best and they go perfectly with the pasta. A real Mediterranean flavor indeed.