If there was ever a dish that was made for summer, this pasta dish is it. It truly doesn’t get any fresher than this. I refer to it as the Farmer’s Market Pasta since all of the ingredients can easily be found at our local Farmer’s Market or roadside farm stands. It’s simple and easy to make and has all the freshness of summer in one dish. Make it once and it will surely be added to your menu repeatedly.
What makes this dish so special? The ingredients.
Sun ripened tomatoes. Fresh green beans.
What Italian pasta dish is complete without garlic?
Don’t forget the onion….
Is it an Italian dish without wine either? I don’t think so. I always joke that I can’t drink wine because it gives me headaches. However, my favorite way to have wine? I prefer to eat it in sauces.
Ever chop basil in your kitchen? It is so fresh and wonderful smelling.
- 4-5 Fresh Tomatoes
- 1/2 lb Fresh Green Bean
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Onion
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 3 TBSP Butter (can be less depending on taste)
- Freshly Chopped Parsley
- Freshly Chopped Basil
- Dash of Wine
- Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1 lb pasta boiled and drained
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Wash your fresh vegetables.
- Chop your garlic and onion and saute in a pan with extra virgin olive oil.
- Chop tomatoes and green beans into bite size pieces.
- Once onions are golden, add green beans. Saute for 5-10 minutes. Add a dash of wine.
- Add tomatoes to the pan and saute for an additional 5-10 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
- When that is done and tomatoes are getting a sauce-like consistency, add the butter, parsley, basil, and cheese.
- Drain your pasta when it's finished boiling. Add the green beans and tomatoes to the pasta and serve.
- This dish is best served with a nice side salad and a loaf of Italian bread.
So if you’re looking for a great summer meal and happen to be near a Farmer’s Market, treat yourself to this dish. You won’t regret it.