Pasta Estivi


From my venerable old 1983 cookbook, Beard on Pasta, by James Beard.  Makes a great summer meal.

Here is the recipe in James Beard’s words, with my changes in parentheses.  Not saying that I know better than James Beard, but I have found I like it better with a few changes.

_MG_2882ingredientsPasta Estivi
(2-4 servings)
2 large ripe tomatoes, peeled and cut into sixths (I dice my tomatoes and I don’t peel them)
1 medium onion, peeled and ringed (I slice mine very thinly and then dice)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (I use red wine vinegar)
Lots of freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound green noodles (I use whatever kind of pasta I have available–I prefer linguine)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, if available
Chopped parsley (lots!)
Mix the tomatoes, onion, olive oil, and vinegar.  Sprinkle with lots of pepper, and let sit for at least an hour, to give the onions a chance to lose their sharpness.
Cook the pasta in boiling water, and drain.  Spoon the cold sauce over the hot pasta, and sprinkle with fresh basil and parsley. (I also add crumbled Parmesan).





This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Pasta Estivi

  1. redusm says:

    Looks yummy!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s