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Simple Spaghetti Recipe with Tomatoes and Arugula

This simple spaghetti recipe is the perfect quick dinner, ready in less than 15 minutes and with minimum cooking required. It’s easier than some of the one pot dinner recipes :)

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Arugula

Spaghetti, fresh tomatoes, arugula and some parmesan cheese! It’s so easy to make this recipe and so satisfying. Cannot think of a more perfect recipe for one of those nights when you want something fast and delicious.

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Arugula

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The plain spaghetti gets a boost of fresh, aromatic flavors through the mix of fresh tomatoes, arugula, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and of course seasoned well with salt and pepper.

How to make Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Arugula

I like to use medium thick spaghetti when making this recipe. Most of the brands will ask for about 9 minutes cooking time on the stovetop for al dente pasta.  That’s pretty much all the cooking that is required for this delicious Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Arugula recipe.

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Arugula

Before adding the water to to pot to boil for pasta, add halved tomatoes, fresh arugula roughly chopped, minced garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar to a medium bowl, season with salt and pepper, give them a good toss and allow to sit till the pasta is cooked and ready to be served. All the juice from the tomatoes will combine will the other ingredients and you’ll get a burst of fresh, bold flavors.

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Arugula

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Arugula Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups cherry/ plum tomatoes, halved
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh arugula leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pack spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Combine the halved fresh tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar, fresh arugula, olive oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper (not a lot of salt because the balsamic vinegar is already quite salty) Give a good toss and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil. Add some salt and the spaghetti pasta, without breaking them. Cook as per pack instructions, around 8=9 minutes till al dente, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain the pasta, and add it to a large serving bowl. Add tomato and arugula mixture and toss to combine well.
  4. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Arugula

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Arugula Recipe
Ingredients
  • 3 cups cherry/ plum tomatoes halved
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh arugula leaves coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 pack spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine the halved fresh tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar, fresh arugula, olive oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper (not a lot of salt because the balsamic vinegar is already quite salty) Give a good toss and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil. Add some salt and the spaghetti pasta, without breaking them. Cook as per pack instructions, around 8=9 minutes till al dente, stirring occasionally.
  3. Drain the pasta, and add it to a large serving bowl. Add tomato and arugula mixture and toss to combine well.
  4. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

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