Some days I just don’t feel like making a meal plan. I don’t want to take the time to come up with something new or go to the grocery store for the latest and greatest. I just want to eat a simple dinner that doesn’t incolve too much thinking. This is when I turn to pasta and rummage through the fridge to see what I can throw on top of the pasta.
This particular day I was lucky since I had diced tomatoes, tomato pasts (thawed thinking it was pizza sauce), feta, olives, and basil which immediately made me take a trip to the Mediterranean.
I didn’t use a recipe and I also wasn’t really keeping track of what I was doing but this is what I remember
- Onion diced
- Garlic cloves
- Diced tomatoes
- Tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon basil
- Dried chilli flakes
I quite often use my emersion blender to smooth out my pasta sauces, but this time I held back since I wanted to have a thinner sauce with chunks of tomatoes. This would be my absolute basic pasta sauce so feel free to add what you like.
Once pasta was cooked, I tossed in the sauce. Once platted I topped it with feta, olives and fresh basil. It was amazing and amazingly simple. I love how sometimes throwing together the simplest of ingredients produce the ultimate dishes.