The warmer weather means that Jersey tomatoes and basil are both back in season! It is my absolute favorite time to go to my farmer’s market because the smell of fresh basil is everywhere. The tomatoes look like shiny jewels. In summer my Nana Lulu made a simple tomato basil sauce often that she tossed with pasta. She loved the seasonal ingredients more than I can even describe! So this simple and fresh tomato basil pasta is inspired by her.
Oh my goodness, when I took my first bite it was a pure taste of summer. The tomato and basil were just magical together. Best of all it was a simple dish that I put on the table in 30 minutes. I think my Nana Lulu would have been really proud of this recipe that she inspired. It made me feel like I was in her house on a summer Sunday having family dinner! Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I did. xoxo