Tomato Farfalle and Basil Flowers

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Farfalle and Basil Flowers

Tomato Farfalle and Basil Flowers

Pasta is such a hit for my family, everyone loves a nice bowl of saucy hot pasta specially when prepared with fresh cherry tomatoes and garnished with basil flowers. This recipe is hassle free and an appropriate option for the “7 Weeks of Lenten Recipe series”.


  • 1 box of farfalle pasta (you can use whole grain if desired)
  • 4 cups of fresh organic cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup of juliennes of fresh basil
  • 1 cup of white wine (can be replaced with vegetable broth or tomato juice)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 cups of freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Basil flowers for garnishing

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 6 guests. Approximate cost per person $1.50 depending on local ingredients market price. You will need a pasta pan, pasta strainer and a sauteing pan, nice bowls for serving.

Cook the pasta following the package instructions. For preparing the cherry tomato sauce start by sauteing the garlic with olive oil, then add the cherry tomato halves, the wine and season with salt and pepper, let the sauce simmer for 20 minutes at low flame and covered. When the pasta is ready place on a strainer and add the cherry tomato sauce, combine well; then add the fresh basil and serve on a nice bowl. Garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese and basil flowers.

This recipe is easy and a crowd pleaser.

Enjoy your week!









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Author:Chef Adriana Martin

Adriana Martin is a Latina writer born in Mexico who is specialized in recipe development using fresh and seasonal ingredients. The inspiration behind her recipes is based on the culinary culture of Mexico and influenced by the Mediterranean cuisine and grilling which is one of her passions. Adriana likes to read about the latest trends in cuisine, learn about new cultures, travel the world discovering new ingredients and sharing with famous chefs. She is a wife, friend, step mom, grandmother and animal lover.

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  • Kristina

    hmm, I don’t think I have ever eaten the basil flower? fresh basil is my favorite – I love the look of this pasta!

    • Adriana

      Hi Kristina, thanks for stopping by this pasta is very easy and basil flowers believe it or not are beautiful but they aren’t as strong flavor as the leaves actually many people don’t like to use basil when is flowering due to the flavor being milder. For me love flowers and I think they make a wonderful addition to any meal. Saludos!

  • Natalia

    So easy and delicious!

  • Cristina

    I will definitely try this recipe. I’m a pasta lover! 😉

  • Bohemian Babushka (@BBabushka)

    Sounds light,fast and yummy- my kinda dish! Gracias. BB2U

  • Coolchillmom

    It looks amazing!

  • Maybelline @ Naturalmente Mamá

    I love pasta! =D.. This dish looks so yummy!

  • Karina ~ consaboraKaFe

    I usually make the farfalle pasta with chicken and Alfredo sauce. This is a must try.

  • Myrah – Coupon Mamacita

    Divino y super facil de preparar! Me encanta la pasta! Gracias Adriana!

  • Adriana

    Gracias chicas por sus lindos comentarios, besos!

  • Alejandra Ramirez

    Tomato, basil and pasta is one of my favorite combination.

  • Ely Aguilera

    Me fascina la pasta y más aun cuando se prepara con ingredientes frescos como lo hiciste tu, simplemente deliciosa.

  • monica young

    This recipe looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing

  • María Machuca (Lennie)

    I like it! Looks simple and delicious.

  • Uchi

    mm super fácil y tentador.. siento el aroma del basil a traves de la pantalla.. yummm

  • Paula -Growing Up Bilingual

    This looks so good and easy. Love the basil flower as garnish.

  • S. Yissele

    Me encanta esta receta! Tengo que hacerla prontito Yummy!