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fresh tomato & artichoke pasta

Fresh tomato & artichoke pasta with chopped basil in pan

Fresh tomato & artichoke pasta: healthy dinner in minutes. This 7-ingredient plant-based pasta recipe delivers a comforting meal with pasta cooking speed.

Ingredients

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  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes, washed
  • 2 cups artichoke hearts sliced or quartered
  • 1 cup fresh basil chopped
  • ½ fresh lemon, juiced (1 Tbsp.)
  • Pasta for 4 servings (8 oz./200 gm.)

Instructions

  1. Start the water for the pasta first as this will go quickly.
  2. In a medium pan, add ½ cup vegetable broth and heat it to simmer.
  3. Add 4 cups of cherry tomatoes and the 3 cloves of minced garlic. Bring the pot to a slow simmer.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes until the skins of the tomatoes soften and they break down. 
  4. Uncover the pan and use the back of a wooden spoon to break up the tomatoes so their juice is released. This is also a good time to add your pasta to the boiling water if you haven’t already.
  5. Stir in the artichokes and heat through for about 1 minute.
  6. Add about half the fresh chopped basil and the lemon juice. Mix everything well. 
  7. Once the pasta is done, use tongs to pick it up, let it drain a second and then add it to the tomato artichoke mixture. Stir in the pasta.
  8. Add the remainder of the basil as a garnish for the top and serve.
  9. Serve with additional lemon wedges or hemp seed parmesan if desired.

Notes

  • This recipe will work for small tomatoes rather than cherry if that’s what you have on hand. You will want to break them up as they cook.
  • I used canned artichoke hearts for this recipe, but you can use frozen. You will want to thaw them a bit by rinsing them in hot water, so your sauce doesn’t get too watery.
  • Mushrooms would be another great addition to this recipe. Add them with the tomatoes and reduce the vegetable broth to ¼ cup as mushrooms have a lot of moisture. You may need to increase the cooking time to 15 minutes to reduce the overall moisture content.

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