Need a quick dinner idea? This Fresh Tomato Pasta is it! A 20-minute dinner that turns seasonal tomatoes into a super fresh and delicious pasta sauce using just a handful of ingredients. Trust me, this one will be on rotation all summer long.
Because this dish has very few ingredients, choosing the highest quality and best-tasting tomatoes will have the greatest impact on the final dish. I love using heirloom tomatoes here, but I’ve used everything from standard grocery store tomatoes or even cherry tomatoes.
Some tomatoes can be really juicy, while others, like some heirloom tomatoes or plum tomatoes, can be pretty dry. You can use both types, but with drier tomatoes, you’ll have to add in a bit of pasta water to make them saucy. Some of the more juicy tomatoes don’t need any added pasta water at all.
You do not need to take skin off the tomatoes, but if you want to you can.
Feel free to garnish with black pepper and red pepper flakes, too!
Keywords: Fresh Tomato Pasta