Another one of my vegan recipes you can make from ingredients at Trader Joe’s! I love me some pasta. All kinds but one of my favorites is a tomato basil with simple but delicious favorites! I’ve whipped this up with grape tomatoes , a new favorite are these Villagio Marzano tomatoes from Trader Joe’s but if you can’t get those, any grape tomatoes will do. One items i forgot in the photo was the pine nuts, you don’t have to have them but i sure do love them!
Makes 3-4 servings
8oz linguine (1/2 package), reserving 1/2 cup cooking water
2 Tbsp good olive oil
1/2 small onion, peeled and diced
2-3 large garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 package Trader Joes Villagio Marzano Tomatoes (or 2 cups grape tomatoes), halved
Fresh basil leaves, torn or chiffonade
1/4 cup pine nuts
Crushed red pepper (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook linguine according to package to al dente and make sure to add lots of salt to the water!
Add olive oil to skillet and warm over medium heat, add onion and salt and pepper. Saute 3 minutes until soft and translucent.
Add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes – do not burn or let it get brown.
Add wine and let simmer for about 5 minutes or until reduced by half.
Add in tomatoes and cook for a few minutes until soft.
Reduce heat and stir in 1/4 cup of the pasta water, along with linguine and let simmer on low for 1-2 minutes, add remaining if water if needed.
Remove from heat, stir in as much basil as desired, season with salt and pepper to taste, crushed red pepper (if using), top with pine nuts, drizzle with olive oil and serve!