Crazy tomato toss

Prep 5 min
Plus Cooking time: 18 minutes
Makes 2 to 4 servings



1/2 450-g pkg
spaghetti or linguine pasta
plum tomatoes
large red or yellow tomatoes
1/2 pint
cherry or grape tomatoes
1 tbsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp
dried oregano leaves, or sage leaves
1/2 cup
dry white wine, or water
140-g log
creamy goat cheese
1/2 cup
chopped fresh basil, or cilantro


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Stir in pasta. Cook until al dente, from 8 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, core plum and red tomatoes. Cut plum tomatoes into quarters and red tomatoes into eighths. Slice cherry tomatoes in half. Coarsely chop onion and finely mince garlic.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until onion is lightly browned and garlic is fragrant, from 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes along with juices that have collected. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir and scrape up any brown bits from bottom of pan. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, just until tomatoes start to break down and release some of their juices, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with oregano. Stir in wine.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until tomatoes are quite soft, from 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove from heat. Crumble in goat cheese. Stir in basil. Drain pasta and add to frying pan. Mix well to coat pasta with sauce and goat cheese. Serve immediately. Great with a leafy green salad.

Fresh tomatoes for a pasta sauce are a luxury and this is the time to indulge. Add visual punch by using as many tomato varieties and colours as you can find. Simply toss them in a pan with some herbs and a splash of white wine to create your own fresh sauce.


Calories 387
Protein 15.1 g
Carbohydrates 52.8 g
Fat 11.7 g
Fibre 5 g
Sodium 856 mg

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