While my sister was away on holiday, I raided her backyard garden. Because I’m a pirate and that’s what pirates do. Arrrr! That’s pirate talk for “I like vegetables.”
Back in the kitchen with my loot, I made a simple pasta dish so that the freshly picked from the garden tomatoes and basil can really shine. It’s so simple and easy, a recipe is hardly necessary.
Just chop said tomatoes and chiffonade the basil leaves. Mix together with a minced garlic clove, a splash of balsamic vinegar, a dash of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Toss with your favorite pasta, I like whole wheat spaghetti noodles. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast and top with coconut bacon, because that’s how we pirates roll.
Disclosure: Alas, I’m not really a pirate. I actually had permission to help myself to the bountiful garden. Really. But don’t tell Mom I’ve been fibbing. The recipe is for real though.