Summer is approaching. Michelle shard this easy summer recipe in the South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club for days that you do not like spending a long time in the kitchen.
This Pasta with No Cook Sauce is perfumed with basil. Fresh herbs are like nature’s pharmacy. Add them to meals to add depth of flavour and to boost your intake of healthy foods.
Basil is one of the favourites among herbs because it has so many uses. Everything from soups to sandwiches can be made simply better with the addition of its fresh, pungent leaves. It also has been found to contain oils and flavonoids that protect the body from illness and infection. Very small concentrations can kill harmful bacteria, but still be very beneficial, even preventing atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and stroke.
- 1 pound dried whole wheat pasta (linguini, spaghetti, etc.)
- 6 large tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped basil
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Source: this recipe is adapted from Healthy Family Meals
Serves 6 to 8