“The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilized living.” – Dione Lucas

Good food doesn’t have to be complicated, in fact some of the best tasting dishes I’ve found to be the simplest ….where you can actually taste the ingredients that make the dish.

There is nothing better than a quick pasta meal in summers. The cute Farfalle makes it more attractive for the kids and simple grilled tomato sauce keeps it light and low in calories. Peas add a touch of fresh green to the dish. All you need now is some good company 😉

For Farfalle and Peas in Grilled Tomato Sauce:
500 g Farfalle/bow-tie pasta
8 ripe tomatoes, sliced
1 medium onion, cut into four pieces
2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup frozen peas
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon black pepper
5-6 pickled cherry peppers(optional)
1 cup shredded Parmesan
1/4 cup olive oil

This Is What You Do :

Boil pasta in salted water till al dente. Heat a grill, place tomatoes, onion and garlic over it. Drizzle a little olive oil and grill till the vegetables have grill marks over them. Add grilled vegetables and lemon juice to a food processor, blend a few seconds for a chunky sauce, don’t make a smooth paste. Add to pasta.
In a microwave safe bowl add 1/4 cup water to frozen peas. Cover and microwave 2-3 minutes. Drain and add to pasta. Add basil and oregano, olive oil,season with salt and pepper.
Top with shredded Parmesan and sliced cherry peppers(optional).

Makes 6 servings

3 Replies to “Farfalle and Peas in Grilled Tomato Sauce”

  1. Hello Maria.How you doing? Enjoying holidays!
    It’s award time now 🙂 more fun with this award on your holidays; It’s a felicitation for your efforts; which you put in for your Blog, are commendable and I like that very much. Hence I have nominated your Blog for ‘Shine On” Award. It’s not only a symbol of recognition to your Blog,but also holding a wish with it ‘to shine on, in this Blogosphere. 🙂
    Please collect it here: http://femmehavenn.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/shine-on-award/
    And sorry, forgot to wish you on Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak.

    1. OMG! I’m over the moon right now to receive the Shine On Award for my 5 month old blog. It feels so good to be appreciated by my fellow bloggers and readers…it’s like every minute of all the hard work was worth it. Thank you dearest Shobhana/femmehavenn for nominating me for this fabulous honour, it has actually given me renewed stamina to Shine On 🙂 thank for your sweet wishes…what a wonderful surprise at the end of holidays, actually an Eid gift. xxx

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