Summer tomatoes are like candy! They are so sweet and juicy and we can’t get enough!
One of our favorite ways to enjoy them is in a quick and easy pasta. Because they are so sweet and juicy and flavorful, they don’t require much to turn them into a delicious sauce.
We like to saute in olive oil for just 10 minutes, mix with pasta and it is melt in your mouth delicious!
For this simple pasta dish, we started with tomatoes and added chickpeas, feta and a unique & unbelievably delicious combination of spices as herbs.
The sauteed tomatoes are seasoned with smoked paprika and fresh marjoram in addition to the more classic Italian parsley & crushed red pepper. Together with the pasta they are tossed with chickpeas and feta for a fresh, very slightly smoky, somewhat spicy (can be as spicy as you like!) flavor.
All you need is 10 ingredients: cherry tomatoes, canned chickpeas (missing from photo), garlic, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, fresh Italian parsley, fresh marjoram, plain tomato pasta, your favorite gluten-free rotini (we used Banza Chickpea Pasta here) and crumbled feta.
And it comes together really quickly. While the pasta cooks, you saute the tomatoes in a bit of extra virgin olive oil for 10 minutes until they blister.
Then you stir in the spices and tomato paste and chickpeas, heat for just a minute and add the cooked pasta to the sauce and toss it all together. Top with feta, serve and enjoy!
It’s a little savory, a little smoky, a little spicy and A LOT delicious!
Recipe adapted from Vegetarian Times .
Hope you love it as much as we do!
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