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Healthy Living: Buttered Linguine with Tomatoes & Basil

23 Jan


1 lb. whole wheat linguine
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
4 tomatoes, seeded and diced
4 tablespoons basil, chiffonade
1 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, finely grated
Salt, to taste
Red pepper flakes, for garnish (optional)


1. While pasta cooks, chiffonade basil and dice tomatoes.
2. Drain pasta (save 1/2 cup of pasta water) and while it’s still hot, quickly toss with cheese and butter until everything is melted.
3. Add tomatoes and basil and toss to make sure everything is evenly coated.
4. Serve immediately. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes for a little extra spice.

(Serves 4)

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recipe via crepes of wrath