It’s tomato season! We are rolling in garden fresh tomatoes here, and I had several on the counter that were giving me that look. You know the one – “I’m planning to rot tonight, do you hear me? TONIGHT! AHAHAHAH!!” So I had no option; I had to make something that involved tomatoes.
We’re getting a little tired of tomato sandwiches and spaghetti sauce, so I decided to try whipping up something new. I started with some seasoned chicken (this is great use for leftovers!), tossed in some pasta (whole wheat, ’cause we’re just that healthy), the threatening tomatoes, and some spinach I had wilting in the fridge. I topped it off with some lemon juice, garlic powder, and a little butter for flavor.
And fell in love. Because guys, this is the perfect summer dinner. It throws together quickly, only takes a few minutes of heating, and has a glorious fresh taste that you just can’t top. And for vegetarians, just omit the chicken and you still have a pretty filling, tasty meal.
Also, can we talk about the colors? This pasta looks as fresh as it tastes:
Umm, yeah. Now, I will say, this dish tastes best fresh, but you can eat it as leftovers. I would recommend drizzling a little olive oil or melted butter over it when you reheat, otherwise it gets a little dry. The flavors are still great, and the tomatoes and spinach held up just fine. This is definitely going to be a repeat meal around here 🙂