Linguine with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Heaven On A Plate (Vegan)

**Voted to Foodbuzz.com daily top 9! Check it out, October 27, 2011 Daily Top 9**

Linguine; sundried tomatoes; sun dried; sun-dried tomatoes; cherry tomatoes; basil; pasta; whole wheat pasta; garlic; cooking ingredients; food; still life; Linguine with Sun-dried Tomatoes; Heaven On A Plate; Vegan; vegetarian; healthy, wine; red wine; baguette; breadI’m back from my small break. The much needed technical cleanup and reorganizing completed. I would like to offer some advice to you guys, backup all your data as you go and don’t wait a whole year to do so. Yes I should practice what I preach, I’m trying. Last year when my external hard drive, which is where I was storing all of my photos and website data, suddenly died I panicked to the near point of tears. Okay so I did cry and had a small mental breakdown but thankfully the tech (nerd) hubby came to the rescue and retrieved about 98% of the lost data. But I apparently didn’t learn my lesson because instead of replacing the fried external hard drive or even burning the data, photos on to DVDs I just let it sit on my computer’s desktop. Thankfully nothing happened and the data, photos stayed safe. Wow, I’m turning this into a long and boring tale. Anyways, all my data, photos, and entire Spicie Foodie website have been backed up onto a brand new external hard drive as well as DVDs. Moral of this blabbing is make sure you have multiple copies of all your important data, photos and website/blog files safely copied over to several different storage devices.

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From boring babbling we move on to today’s recipe, Whole Wheat Linguine with sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil. I feel like this recipe should have a better name as this simple long name doesn’t describe the robust flavors involved.  You may be thinking how can something with so few ingredients and spices can be described as robust? Well, its due to the sun-dried tomatoes. From the recent tomato recipes you may have guessed that I am a tomato lover! Sun-dried tomatoes are pretty high on the list of my all time favorite ingredients. I love them because they are sweet yet tart at the same time and when you bite into one its like a little explosion of awesome flavors going off in your mouth. All the flavor in this pasta comes from the sun-dried tomatoes, then it’s enhanced by the other few ingredients on the list.

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This pasta recipe is so simple and easy to make. It is also a dish you can have on the table in about 20 minutes. Plus if you are cooking for a group of people that let’s say has some vegans or vegetarians then this dish is perfect for everyone. Of course you’d have to make sure that for the vegans the pasta is egg free. Now let’s say there are some carnivores in the group, simply fry some chicken breast in a little olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic, thinly slice and place on top of the pasta. Perfect no? Si perfecto! Don’t forget that the pasta also has a gourmet look to it and if you plate it nicely then it will also accentuate the gourmet look. Want to impress the dinner guest even more, serve with a freshly baked baguette and a nice bottle of vin rouge and you got yourself one fancy shmancy looking dinner without breaking  a sweat.
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Linguine with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Heaven On A Plate (Vegan)
 
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Fast and easy pasta recipe without sacrificing any flavors. Plus it's a low-fat and healthy pasta dish perfect for vegans,vegetarians or carnivores alike.
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Recipe type: Main, Vegan,Vegetarian, Pasta
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 pack whole wheat or regular linguine pasta
  • olive oil, extra virgin*
  • 1 small jar of sun-dried tomatoes in oil, thinly sliced*
  • fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or minced**
Seasonings:
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Boil, cook, the linguine according to package instructions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, heat up either the tomato jar oil or olive oil in a large pan over medium low heat. Once warm saute the sun-dried tomatoes slices for 5 minutes, add salt and ground black pepper to taste. Turn the heat down to low and add the garlic, saute for another 5 minute stirring often to prevent garlic from burning. Lastly add the cherry tomato halves and chopped basil and cook for another 2 minutes. Turn heat off.
  3. When cooked to taste, drain the pasta. Toss the cooked pasta with a little bit of olive oil and a pinch of salt, coating through. Next add the pan ingredients and gently toss to well distribute.
  4. Serve pasta with grated parmesan cheese, bread (baguette would be perfect) and some red wine.
Notes
*Dry sun-dried tomatoes may be used in lieu of ones from a jar. Additionally the oil from the tomatoes may be used instead of the olive oil, it's your choice. ** Replace the fresh garlic with 1 tsp of granulated garlic.

 

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Next up will be the singup post for October’s YBR. It’s our 1 year YBR anniversary!! Plus another important Spicie Foodie anniversary is coming up, so there will be a special opportunity for you guys. Stay tuned…

Comments

  1. says

    I’m sorry you’ve had so much trouble lately. I backup my site but I feel like it’s not enough. I’m so scared of losing everything!

    This dish sounds simply amazing. I love vegan pasta dishes like this, I eat them nearly weekly!

  2. says

    Wow… what beautiful pictures!!!! I love that one that is black and white with the colored tomato.. Fantastic photo!! The recipe looks absolutely comforting. So glad to have you back and I totally hear you about backing your stuff up. I try to back my stuff up and sometimes I forget. I know I would have a complete meltdown if I lost any of my blog stuff. I can’t even go there… Yikes! Thanks for not keeping away too long and you came back with such a lovely and beautiful dish! Yay!!!

  3. says

    I would have cried too, guilty of not keeping up with back-up. I just noticed that pink ribbon, is it new, you are so talented, how did you do that. I love the black and white photo with the color, I’m hoping you are going to share that secret too. I hope you got some relaxing in.
    -Gina-

    • says

      Hi Gina,
      No the ribbon was also used last year, I created or layered it in photoshop. Okay I’ll have to add that to the list :) Thanks, a little bit and it did help some. Hope you are well.

  4. says

    My computer started making an intermittent grinding noise the other day and this post reminds me to get off my bum and back my stuff up, pronto! Beautiful recipe – good to have you back. I hope you’re doing okay, though i know it’s a long rough road. Hugs.

  5. says

    Your photos are marvelous, I love the way you play around with the different items in the photo. This pasta looks beautiful and healthy, and as a fellow sun-dried tomato lover I will probably be trying it soon (although I might have to find a way to scale it down for one person). I am new to your site so I don’t know if it looked different before, but it is very elegant!

  6. says

    Just a quick suggestion re: data storage- you might want to have another copy of your most precious data at an off-site location. Think what might happen to all your data if there is a tragic event like a flood or fire. It’s best practice to keep a copy of data at a remote location such as a friend’s house from another state or you can buy storage on a server or in “the cloud” somewhere, anywhere, that is not the same location as your external drive. As for the pasta, that looks like a wonderful dish! I <3 pasta (probably too much!)

  7. says

    Absolutely beautiful recipe and photos. Just stunning. Congrats on top 9! I lost tons of photos years ago. Our whole computer was gone. Nothing backed up. Pics of the kids just lost. Glad you were able to save much of your stuff. Still sucks that it happens though.

  8. says

    I need to do a new backup for my new laptop and I keep forgetting, will remember now :) Glad you did not loose anything :)
    This is a lovely pasta dish Nancy and would work beautifully any time of year….love it!

  9. says

    First, let me say I’m never going back to pasta sauce in a jar!

    I love how this European dish packs on the flavor with the beauty of minimal ingredients. It allows the true flavors of the dish to stand out, without getting overwhelmed with ingredients.

    I appreciate how this recipe is simple, yet delicious. There’s plenty of blogs that have recipes only professional foodies could make. Thanks for sharing this international dish!

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