This week's "Meatless Monday" Recipe of the Week is Angel Hair Pasta with Tomatoes, Pine Nuts and Basil. Angel Hair Pasta tossed with pan sauce of toasted pine nuts, tomatoes and artichoke hearts, seasoned with fresh basil. You can find this recipe along with all the other healthy and delicious recipes all at the CooksRecipes website. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html
Angel Hair Pasta with Tomatoes, Pine Nuts and Basil
Angel hair pasta is tossed with a simple pan sauce of toasted pine nuts, tomatoes and artichoke hearts, seasoned with fresh basil, and served with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
4 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 (6-ounce) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried, crumbled
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
12 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese for sprinkling
1 - Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pine nuts and sauté until light brown, about 2 to 3 minutes; add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes, artichoke hearts, vinegar, basil, and oregano; heat through. Season with salt and pepper.
2 - Add cooked pasta to tomato mixture in skillet and toss thoroughly. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve immediately, passing additional Parmesan separately.
Makes 4 servings.