This is a cheap, tasty, filling and healthy meal. Ideal for people living on their own as the only cooking involved is the pasta. If you cook double the amount of pasta, the extra will keep in the fridge for 3 days and can be used in other dishes.*
These quantities can be multiplied as required.
Herbed Tomato Pasta Salad
1 serving for a main mail 2 servings for a snack/starter
10 cherry tomatoes, quartered 1/4 tsp sugar 1/3 cup mixed, chopped fresh herbs 1/4 lb small pasta (penne, macaroni, etc.) 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/3 cup olive oil Salt and Pepper 1 tsp coriander, chopped
Stir together tomatoes, sugar and herbs in a large bowl until well combined. Cook pasta in boiling, salted water until al dente, then drain. Add hot pasta to tomato mixture. Cook garlic in olive oil for 1 minute in a small saucepan. Stir. Add garlic and oil to pasta and tomatoes. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle the coriander over the finished dish.
*A little cooked pasta added to a tin of tomato soup makes a filling, simple lunch.
Adapted by an original recipe from the Aerogarden Cherry Tomato growing guide.