Pranzo Simplice #1

Pranzo Semplice No. 1

We love simple lunches and are always on the hunt for something that can be prepared  in a few  minutes, tastes delicious, and won’t put you into a food coma (abbiòcco, as the Italians say). 

First on the list: sundried tomato pasta. This is one of those year-round dishes that is not only foolproof, but super quick too. Tons of flavor in almost no time! 


-i Contadini Sun Dried Tomatoes (long variety in this case)

-Polvanera Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva

-La Pasta di Aldo 'Sfoglina' Tagliatelle with lemon 

-A few cloves of garlic



  • In a sauté pan give the garlic a gentle toasting in olive oil and discard the cloves. Be careful not to burn the garlic. 
  • Add the tomatoes to the pan and warm them up. Don't go too crazy with the heat as to maintain the chewy texture of the tomatoes. 
  • Cook the pasta to al dente in seasoned water (about 4 minutes)
  • Strain the pasta, saving a touch of water and toss together with the tomatoes in the sautee pan. 
  • Plate the pasta with a healthy drizzle of olio and finish with parmesan. 
  • Remember: this is a pranzo semplice! Avoid the temptation to add another ingredient! (OK…maybe one)

Buon appetito!

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