For my siblings today, I made a yummy Italian pasta with fresh tomatoes and green peas. I used traditional Italian spices and fresh vegetables. It tasted delicious – devoured within minutes! I think the best part of this recipe is the fresh tomatoes and the oregano leaves, they really bring out the flavor in the pasta, which is something you don’t usually get from cooking with store-bought tomato sauces. The green peas added some extra flavor and protein to the dish, making it colorful! And, finally, the fresh garlic overpowers any of the other spices because it adds the true Italian taste to the pasta, making it an absolute favorite spice in any Italian dish.. It’s a simple dish that can be made for any meal of the day and it’s easily portable too if you want to pack it for someone special!
Yields 2 Servings
Serving Size: 1 bowl
2 cups pasta (I used brown rice pasta, you can use gluten-free, white, etc.)
4 tbsp olive oil
2 freshly grated garlic cloves
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp salt (and pepper if needed)
1 tbsp fresh oregano
1 cup green peas
20 cherry or grape tomatoes, diced
1. Cook the pasta in twice the amount of water till the water is boiling and the pasta is fully cooked (about 20 minutes).
2. Drain the pasta and throw in the peas and tomatoes. Sprinkle with all of the spices and the olive oil. Cook the vegetables till the tomatoes become roasted.
3. Serve warm and with some garlic bread !