CHERRY TOMATO &
PINE NUT SPAGHETTI
Plum red juicy CHERRY tomatoes, these little sweet sour plumps of joy brings flavour to anything it touches. Paired with some freshly roasted sweet and delicate pine nuts all bound together with the best of OLIVE OILS you got yourself a quick and easy spaghetti lunch right there waiting for you.
If you are speedy with a knife this simple dish can be made within 10 minutes or less. The perfect meal for a quick and fresh lunch, paired with some ham or roasted meat it also makes for the perfect side dish for a simple yet romantic dinner date.
What on earth is a Pine Nut?
Start by peeling and mincing 1 medium white onion.
Peel and mince 4 cloves of garlic.
Wash and slice 100g or more of closed cup mushrooms. (if you love mushrooms add more)
3tb Olive Oil
1 Medium White Onion
4 Cloves Garlic
25g Pine Nuts
100g Closed Cup Mushrooms
2tb Balsamic Vinegar
Halve as much cherry tomatoes as you want, I used about 10 for 2 portions.
Set your pasta to boil in some salted water according to package instructions.
Put on a pan on medium heat with NO oil and add in about a hand full of pine nuts. Gently move them around and get them lightly toasted. Once toasted set aside.
In a large pan or wok add in about 3-4 tb of olive oil on medium high heat and fry off your onions and garlic till fragrant.
Add in your mushrooms and continue to fry till it is cooked through. Lastly add in your tomatoes and give it a quick fry.
Once your spaghetti is perfectly cooked add your pasta into the pan with a bit of pasta water (about 4-5tb). This will help emulsify the sauce, making for a tastier dish
Season with 2tb of balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper to taste and serve up with some freshly chopped parsley and your pine nuts on top.