you know how you see those tasty recipe videos on Facebook and think "i'm going to make that!" ... well i do that all the time with the intention of making it but never actually getting around to it.
this time, though... i did it! and it was so easy.
prepping took me no longer than five minutes (chopping veges, getting ingredients ready, etc), which is always a plus in my book. even though the portions of ingredients are listed in grams, i was able to use my kitchen scale instead of having to convert numbers over to tablespoons, cups, etc... which is so much easier and saves so much more time!
so, here's what you'll need:
1/4 finely chopped onion
2 cloves crushed garlic
100g baby plum tomatoes, halved (or regular tomatoes chopped into small bits)
15g chopped fresh basil - plus a few sprigs to decorate
15g chopped fresh parsley
150g linguine (or spaghetti)
Sprinkle of salt
Nice bit of pepper
Pinch of crushed chillies
2 tbsp olive oil
600ml cold water
Parmesan Cheese (to garnish)
1.) place all of the ingredients except for the parmesan into a large pot. cook on a high heat for 2 minutes, submerging the spaghetti into the water once it's softened enough.
2.) lower the temperature to a medium/low heat and toss and stir continuously until the liquid reduces down into a thick sauce. serve with more fresh basil and top with parmesan.
so simple and so delicious!
this specific recipe serves 2, which i can completely account for. not only did i have plenty for my dinner, i was able to save some for lunch the next day (and i even added bits of bacon!).
another great thing about this recipe is how easy it would be to change it up. you could always add more veges (eggplant, asparagus, peppers, spinach) or protein (cannellini beans, ground turkey, meatballs)... whatever your tastes are calling for at that specific moment.