Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil

This Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil is a five ingredient dish that makes the most out of fresh summer produce. 

Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil

I love Chickapea pasta for a healthy salad and the shells seem to be especially well suited to this simple dish. This pasta contains only chickpeas and lentils It’s also packed with protein and fiber – perfect for a quick and easy meatless meal. Use good quality olive oil of your choice. because the success of this dish is entirely dependent on a high quality olive oil.

Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil

Let your tomato mixture marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes and then add your cooked pasta. That simple! I like to drizzle a little more oil on top once they are combined but that is optional.

Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil

This Easy Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives & Basil is a five ingredient dish that makes the most out of fresh summer produce. 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Course: Salad
Keyword: pasta salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 593kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb lb Chickapea Pasta shells
  • 1 lb cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olives, sliced
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup good quality olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook Chickapea Pasta according to directions, drain and rinse
  • Combine tomatoes, red onion, olives, capers, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper. Let marinate for 30 minutes on counter or refrigerate for up to 2 hours.
  • Combine pasta and tomato mixture. Drizzle additional olive oil if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 593kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1115IU | Vitamin C: 16.7mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners,  A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.

 

More Tomato Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Cheesy Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Easy Tomato Vinaigrette

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Sauteed Fiddleheads, Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs

Fiddleheads, tomatoes and fresh herbs are one of those delicious treats that offers both loads of nutrition and awesome inspirational flavors. Fiddleheads tend to the nutty side. Some people think it taste like a cross between young spinach and asparagus.

Sauteed Fiddleheads, Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs

Fiddleheads are the furled fronds of young ferns and found growing wild in the woods for just a few weeks in early spring.

This food is very low in cholesterol and sodium. It is also a good source of protein and zinc, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Niacin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. (source: selfnutritiondata.com)

Sauteed Fiddleheads, Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs

Fiddleheads, tomatoes and fresh herbs are one of those delicious treats that offers both loads of nutrition and awesome inspirational flavors. Fiddleheads tend to the nutty side. Some people think it taste like a cross between young spinach and asparagus.
Course: Salad
Keyword: fiddleheads with tomatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 112kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fiddleheads
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1.5 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • handful fresh dill, chopped

Instructions

  • It is important to blanche fiddleheads before sauteeing. This will remove dirt and the filmy pieces. Wash and cut the coarse stem. Blanched for 2 to 3 minutes then toss into an ice-water bath to stop them from cooking and quickly cool them and drain.
  • Heat oil in saucepan on medium high heat and add the fiddleheads and garlic, sauteeing for 4-5 minutes until slightly browned around the edges.  
  • Add green onions and tomatos, salt and pepper sauteeing for 3 minutes. 
  • Remove from pan and toss with fresh herbs. Serve immediately

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 557mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4435IU | Vitamin C: 44.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners,  A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.

 

More Tomato Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Cheesy Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Easy Tomato Vinaigrette

A calendar showing when crops are available at Barrie Hills Farm.

First Day of Spring!

The farm is up and running again and today is the first day of spring! Last Thursday, we welcomed four of our most senior workers back to Ontario from Mexico, and on Saturday we began pruning apples. Today they are working on our Honeycrisp apples. You can learn more about how they prune the trees here

Together, these men have a lot of experience and dedication to the farm. Francisco (second from left in the photo) is our longest serving employee. He has been with us since 1989, so this year will mark his 31st season. For Jesus and Marcelino, this will be their 12th seasons, and for Antonio (second from right), this will be year 9. They are happy to be back, and we’re extremely happy to have them!

Happy Spring,

Farmer Morris

PS – Only around 50 more sleeps until our own fresh Ontario asparagus is ready!!!

 

Easy Walnut Pesto Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

Easy Walnut Pesto Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes comes together in twenty minutes and is packed with flavour and wonderful nutrients for your family!

Easy Walnut Pesto Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

The egg is optional but it just seemed to be calling out for one! This is one big, protein-packed bowl of scrumptiousness. I’ve used both kale and basil for greenery. Shaved Parmesan or pecorino works well on top.

Easy Walnut Pesto Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

The spiral pasta is perfect for this because it grabs that pesto.  You can roast the tomatoes in the oven while the pasta is cooking or saute them as I did.  So many fun ways to do this dish and you can make it your own by adding mushrooms, peppers, eggplant, zucchini – whatever you happen to be craving that night.

Easy Walnut Pesto Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

Easy Walnut Pesto Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes comes together in twenty minutes and is packed with flavour and wonderful nutrients for your family!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: walnut pesto pasta with tomatoes
Servings: 4 persons
Calories: 369kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound of spiral pasta
  • 3 tbsp walnut pesto or regular jarred pesto
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, some halved, leave smaller ones whole
  • pinch of red pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced (or just 1 clove if you’re planning on some kissing!)
  • 1 package of baby kale
  • a handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 Parmesan or Pecorino cheese

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to directions, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water and drain. Place noodles in bowl.
  • Make pesto according to directions.
  • In a large skillet heat one tablespoon of olive oil.over medium-high heat, add the tomatoes, red pepper flakes and garlic and cook until tomatoes are blistered; 5-7 minutes. (Alternatively, you can roast the tomatoes for 5-10 minutes under 350 F)
  • Add pesto to pasta and mix until well coated. Add pasta to tomatoes with kale, half the basil and pasta water and stir until warmed through and water is evaporated.
  • While pasta is warming, cook your 4 eggs sunny side up.
  • Serve immediately, topping each dish with one egg, chopped basil and parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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Recipe courtesy of Simply Fresh Dinners,  A partner with Barrie Hill Farms in bringing fresh recipes to your table.

 

More Tomato Recipes from Barrie Hill Farms

Cheesy Oven Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted Tomato Salsa

Easy Tomato Vinaigrette

A calendar showing when crops are available at Barrie Hills Farm.