Locally Grown, Readers’ Choice: Pasta with Fresh Summer Vegetables


Joan Jennings of Yonkers sent in this recipe.

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“I had this dish at a relative’s,” she says. “It was so simple but delicious, I made it my own.”

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The recipe, after the jump.

Pasta with Fresh Summer Vegetables
Fresh locally grown vine ripened tomatoes, preferably plum tomatoes, quartered
Fresh Thyme
Fresh Garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Angel hair pasta (Cappellini), preferably fresh

Cook angel hair pasta. Drain and put in large bowl.
Sauté garlic in olive oil on low heat in large skillet.
When slightly brown (don’t overcook!), add tomatoes and cook until just warm.
Pour mixture over pasta, toss and add torn fresh thyme.
Salt and pepper to taste.
I don’t recommend grated cheese – this dish stands on its own.

Serves 4

Joan Jennings


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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