Garden Buckwheat Pasta

This is the easiest meal on the planet. It might be the easiest meal on ANY planet, as a matter of fact. And it’s perfect in so many ways.

Let me share them with you.

* There are like, 3 ingredients.
* It takes maybe 15 minutes in all to pull together.
* It’s perfection after a long work day when you’re juggling your last 3 brain cells, wondering what happened to your day. And life.
* It’s supremacy on a weekend when you’re 3 episodes into an “I Love Lucy” marathon and you can’t look away and risk missing a single shenanigan Lucy finds herself in.
* It’s pasta, but it’s buckwheat. So it’s healthy. It’s healthy buckwheat pasta.
* It’s busting at the seams with fresh garden tomato and herbalicious flavors.
* It will cuddle you, sing lullabies and tuck you into bed at night.
* It will sit next to your bed with a large bamboo fan and keep you cool during your slumber.
* It will scrub the floors, do the weeding, and keep the laundry organized, clean and put away.
* It will tell you that you are PRETTY AND WORTHY AND A REALLY GOOD PERSON!

Whoaaaa, wait a minute. So sorry you guys. Someone must have put something in my coffee. Wow.

……anyway…..I…love this pasta?

Buckwheat Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Herbs:

What it took for 2:

* 1/2 pound buckwheat macaroni pasta (or regular, it’s coo)
* 15 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
* 1 cup loosely packed herbs (basil, parsley, whatever!) roughly chopped
* 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 tsp coarse salt
* 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
* 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan shavings

Cook the pasta until al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water, and drain the rest. Return to pot, and toss in the oil, pasta water, herbs, salt and pepper.

Serve with parmesan shavings. Seriously, that was IT.




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9 Responses to Garden Buckwheat Pasta

  1. Cassie (Bake Your Day) August 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm #
    This is my kind of pasta, where do you get those cute little buckwheat noodles? Love those but I can only find them in spaghetti form! This sounds perfect for any day!
    • Bev Weidner August 7, 2011 at 5:01 pm #
      Thanks Cassie! I believe I bought my buckwheat pasta from Chinatown in the river market. Have you been? It's HEAVEN.
  2. Tracey August 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm #
    YUMMO! I think I am going to throw in some garlic and fresh spinach leaves too. Thanks for the inspiration! @Cassie we have The Fresh Market here in GA, sorta like a Whole Foods that carries these. You could probably find them online as well. :)
  3. Kristen August 8, 2011 at 3:27 am #
    That is one beautiful (and so easy) recipe! Delicious!
  4. Lauren August 8, 2011 at 4:06 am #
    I just made a similar salad too! With buckwheat noodles! It's like we have one mind!
    • Bev Weidner August 8, 2011 at 10:41 pm #
      Aaah Lauren, I love that!
  5. Deborah August 8, 2011 at 5:27 am #
    I don't think I've ever seen buckwheat pasta before, but I'm definitely going to be looking for it now!
  6. Tracey August 8, 2011 at 7:49 pm #
    Hey Bev! I thought my local specialty store carried buckwheat macaroni pasta, but I was wrong. Do you mind sharing the brand name you purchased. I would like to see if I can find it online. Thanks!
    • Bev Weidner August 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm #
      I honestly can't remember the brand name, because I immediately dumped the pasta into a cuter container and threw the package away. :) BUT, if I had to guess, it might have been Orgran! Good luck!

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