Jealous Tomatoes

29 07 2011

So, I got these guys in my CSA box last week.

Aren’t they purty? They were getting a little jealous of all the beautiful tomatoes I saw at the market over the weekend. They were annoyed that I wasn’t giving them the proper attention and having a photoshoot with them!

Well, I had special plans for them.

I saw Jenna’s recipe for Gnocchi with goat cheese, grape tomatoes, and basil, and immediately starred it in my Google Reader. Tomatoes + Basil + Goat Cheese? Yes please. I mean, what doesn’t taste good with goat cheese? Especially when the recipe calls for a “log” of it (6oz).

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Anyhow, I realized I had everything I needed, except for the gnocchi, but I did have some angel hair pasta. Hmmm…

I wanted a bit more protein in my meal too, so I looked in my pantry and pulled out some cannelini beans. I also found some walnuts while in there, which I thought would be a nice addition too. There’s a lot more in my pantry…but yeah, its a little very disorganized and not exactly blog worthy.

What else from my CSA needed to be used up before Wednesday? A squash! My take on Jenna’s pasta dish was formulating very clearly in my head at this point.

So, I present to you, Steph’s Angel Hair Pasta with tomatoes, basil, squash, white beans, walnuts and goat cheese! (That’s a mouth full, so if you just want to call it angel hair pasta with veggies and goat cheese, that’s cool too)

Ingredients:

angel hair pasta (I had about 1/4 of a box left)

1/2 cup reserved pasta water

1/2 pint of grape tomatoes, halved

1 tomato, roughly chopped

1 yellow squash, sliced into 1/8 in rounds

1 can cannellini beans

1 small log of goat cheese

handful chopped walnuts (optional)

handful fresh basil, torn

EVOO, for sauteeing squash

salt and pepper, to taste

How to:

Cook pasta as directed on package.

While you are waiting for you water to boil and pasta to cook, saute the squash in a little EVOO. Turn off the heat, and add the tomatoes and beans.

When the pasta is done, drain the water, reserving about a half cup of the water. Dump the pasta into the pan with the squash and tomatoes.

Add the water and cheese to the pasta and veggies. Stir well to melt the cheese.

Stir in basil and walnuts.

Season with salt and pepper.

Enjoy!

Question of the day: What’s your favorite food combo?

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10 responses

29 07 2011
Lauren

nom nom nom. I LOVE using goat cheese and pasta water to make an amazing bowl of pasta.

29 07 2011
321delish

That was the first time I’d ever done it! Definitely going to make that a regular thing!

29 07 2011
Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather

Way to work with what you’ve got on hand! Looks more than amazing.

29 07 2011
321delish

Thanks Heather!!

29 07 2011
Carly D. @ CarlyBananas

Goat cheese is my favorite. Oh my gosh, yum! I need to make this!

29 07 2011
321delish

I LOVE goat cheese too! And it’s super easy to make it into a pasta sauce!!

30 07 2011
Emily

WANT.

31 07 2011
Jessica Martin

Ahhh I just found your blog! It is giving me GREAT ideas:)

31 07 2011
travelwithlaughter

The food looks amazing! Can’t wait till I get my fresh tomatoes this season.

1 08 2011
idiosyncraticeye

That’s my kind of cooking: deciding to cook one particular recipe and then it kinda ends up as something (completely) different! 😉

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