Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Time to cook....

 When the garden is giving us summer's gifts, it is time to find ways to use the goodness.

These cherry tomatoes are, of course, tasty just as they are.  In fact, yesterday afternoon I was popping them into my mouth like candy.:-)  However, it is certainly great to have them for the following recipe, and not to have to buy them at the market.

4 Tablespoons reduced-sodium, fat-free chicen broth
2 tesaspoons minced garlic
2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 pound uncooked capelliini, or spaghetti, cooked and kept warm
2 Tablespoons basil, fresh, minced
3 Tablespoons parsley, fresh, minced
1/4 cup semisolf goat cheese, crumbled
1/8 teaspoon table salt, or to taste
1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
- Heat 1 Tablespoon of broth in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add garlic and saute 2 minutes.  Add cherry tomatoes and cook until just soft, about 1 minute.  Add remaining broth and heat through.
- Place cooked pasta in a large bowl and add tomato mixture, toss to combine.  Add herbs and goat cheese; toss to combine.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Serve hot or at room temperature.  Yields about 1 cup per serving, for a total of 4 servings.

This is a Weight Watchers recipe that came over the Internet several years ago, and I printed it out for our enjoyment - and - we have really enjoyed it, too! :-)

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. This looks SO good, and I'm glad you have those luscious tomatoes in your garden! I'm afraid I would be popping them into my mouth, too, without guilt! Thanks for the recipe, which I am sharing with my FB friends. Have a wonderful Wednesday, Sister! :-)

  2. YUM... Looks delicious. Hubby LOVES those little cherry tomatoes... Yours looks SO good... Glad you are enjoying some of your fresh veggies...


  3. I love cherry tomatoes. It's so nice using your own in recipes like that.

    My snow peas are producing like crazy and I just made a big chicken stir fry with my snow peas with edible pods and with rice as a side dish for the boys.
    Enjoy your bounty.

  4. Oh that looks and sounds delicious. I'll certainly give that a try.
    Is that at Longerberger bowl?

  5. Thanks for that recipe. I do plan on trying it. I am so hungry for a fresh tomato, but they aren't quite ready yet in our area. I'll just droll over yours.

  6. Oh that looks and sounds delicious. Hug B

  7. Those look delicious and I thank you for sharing the recipe.

  8. They look yummy, and I eat them like candy too.
    I love your recipe, I bet it was wonderful. Summer foods are just so good.

  9. The pasta looks so good. I love cherry tomatoes -- we called them Tommy Toes in Nashville -- and often put them in pasta, too. So good in the summer.

  10. I'm absolutely making this recipe. YUM! The groundhog has spared our cherry tomatoes for now.

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