Cherry tomatoes, good extra virgin olive oil, a clove of garlic, thyme and oregano. You don't need anything else to make a healthy bowl of spaghetti with tomato sauce, with bold Mediterranean flavours.
Course First course
Keyword pomodoro, spaghetti, tomato sauce
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
1teaspoonfresh thyme, just the leaves
Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a non-stick pan with a clove of garlic. When the garlic is golden, add the chopped tomatoes, the fresh thyme, the dried oregano and a good pinch salt, then cook until the cherry tomatoes begin to fall apart. Remove from the heat and set it aside.
Cook the spaghetti al dente in a pot of boiling salted water, according to the package timing. Drain the spaghetti and pour them into the pan with the tomato sauce, along with a few tablespoons of the pasta cooking water.
Toss the spaghetti thoroughly over medium heat for a couple of minutes, to thicken the sauce. Serve the spaghetti immediately, with a sprinkling of grated Parmigiano Reggiano if you like it.