Our summer has barely begun and I've already got a severe case of "summeritis." Haven't heard of it? Summeritis is a serious condition I develop every summer that results in an aversion to cooking hot meals. I crave hearty, vegetable based meals but I don't want to turn on my oven or stand at the stove stirring hot sauces for hours. I've also chosen to live in a climate where cooking dinner outside on the grill becomes a sweaty, uncomfortable experience in May.
So what's a girl with summeritis to do? Quick and easy summer meals packed with garden fresh vegetables and energy boosting carbohydrates. I try and make them as light as possible because you know - it is bathing suit season after all and no one wants to see my food baby after I've devour an entire pizza. 🍕👙
This Pasta dish is an absolutely perfect summer meal. I've got heaps of fresh basil in my garden and I couldn't think of a better way to use it than to combine it with some home grown tomatoes and perfectly ripe corn on the cob. I love this dish and I didn't even break a sweat while I was making it. 👍🏻
Pasta with Corn, Tomatoes and Basil
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
3 Tablespoons salt
4 ears corn
4 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup onion, minced
1/2 jalapeno chili, minced
12 ounces campanelle
1 cup fresh basil, sliced
Remove from heat. Stir in 2 T. butter, basil and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
I love the kick of the pepper in this pasta. Dial it up with more jalapeno or take it out completely for a kid friendly version. Half of a seeded pepper was the perfect amount of "heat" for my family. We gobbled up this summer meal up in no time.
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