Simple Summer Spaghetti Recipe

Simple Summer Spaghetti Recipe

I made spaghetti last week and it was brilliant. Simple summer spaghetti. So brilliant that I wanted to tell everyone I knew about it. It took about 3 minutes of actually work {work, as in chopping cherry tomatoes in half} and was so fresh and delicious. It was worth telling people about.

But guess what?


I think I started three conversations about my spaghetti and got cut off each time. I’ll give that it was New Year’s Eve and everyone was more interested in cocktails, and resolutions, and trying to see the fire works… but WHAT ABOUT MY SPAGHETTI?

So, I’m going to tell you about my spaghetti, and you’re going to nod, and look enthused, and ooh and aah in all the right places? OK?

And then… you’re probably {definitely!} going to make it, because it’s the bomb-diggity.

Simple Summer Spaghetti Recipe

It all began when I was at the supermarket and saw those packs of medley tomatoes down to a price that was ridiculously cheap, so I popped them in my trolley and Googled recipes. This Jamie Oliver one came up. So I threw some basil in my trolley as well, and some super cheap spaghetti… and dinner was ready to go. Jamie uses olives in his, and I don’t fancy them… but if you do, use them. I’ve changed the recipe slightly, just for the purpose of being lazy. I think you’ll like it.

The only cooking required is cooking the spaghetti, the rest is tossed in a bowl. You WILL make this. You will. And you will love it.

Simple Summer Spaghetti Recipe

Simple Summer Spaghetti


500g mixed/Medley tomatoes, halved
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 bunch basil, leaves picked {and torn if too big}
7 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
400g spaghetti
Sea salt
Ground black pepper

♥ Cook the pasta in boiling water according to the packet instructions. You want it to be al dente {not soggy!}.
♥ While the pasta is cooking, toss the tomatoes in a bowl and squish them a little with your hands. You kinda want to break their skins a little {but not their spirits ?}. Add in the rest of the ingredients, stir to combine and let sit for a bit.
♥ Once the pasta is cooked, drain and then add to the tomato mix. Serve immediately. AND THEN TELL ALL THE PEOPLE HOW GOOD IT IS.

Tell me about something delicious you’ve eaten lately. I’ll listen. Promise.



25 thoughts on “Simple Summer Spaghetti Recipe”

    • Nope. Not like that bitey flavour you sometimes get. Let it sit in that olive oil and vinegar while the pasta is cooking and let it do it’s thing. The basil and vinegar are kinda at the forefront of the flavour.

      Do you not like garlic?

      • Not when it’s overpowering. I like the idea of letting it sit in the vinegar before tossing it through. I still see a problem with this recipe and that is I won’t be able to stop at one bowl!
        Thanks for sharing xx

  1. Sounds lovely and very easy! I love how you turned to the blog after no-one caring in real life about your awesome spaghetti story – that’s one thing I love about having a blog haha.

  2. We made chicken paella last night, but mixed it up by using vindaloo spice on the chicken. Soooooo good!!!!

  3. Thank you! I made it’s it was delicious! And easy ??. I did add crispy prosciutto and olives too though.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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