Tomato, Basil and Garlic Whole Wheat Pasta



I know I have not posted any recipes for a while. My family and myself have been on vacation in TN for about 3 weeks, lots of fun and family time :-).

Today we were catching up on chores around the house and with the new herbs and veggies growing in our garden, especially after not picking them for about 3 weeks, I had to do something with the tomatoes and basil.

This recipe was easy to put together, yummy, and nutritious. There is nothing better than using home grown veggies and herbs.



Tomato, Basil and Garlic Whole Wheat Pasta

Yield: 4-6 servings


1 13.5 oz package of whole wheat pasta
1 lb of cherry tomatoes or regular tomatoes
3 cups of basil roughly chopped, I put lots since we love it
6 cloves of garlic chopped
5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, or olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Pepper flakes, optional
Parmesan cheese, optional



In a large pan heat water to boiling point. Add pasta and cook until aldente, about 10-12 minutes. Whole wheat pasta takes a bit longer than regular pasta to cook. In another pan mix chopped tomatoes, garlic, and basil.

Add cooked pasta and olive oil. Mix thoroughly and serve. Add salt and pepper to taste. At this point you can individually add pepper flakes and cheese to each plate if you like.


  1. I was sitting her surfing food blogs trying to get inspired to fix dinner. In the back of my mind, I was thinking pasta, tomatoes and basil! Voila!

  2. Well, I posted your link to my blog tonight! The dish was superb!

  3. Thank you so much Jane, much appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed the recipe…

  4. Garlic is a natural antiseptic that has several medicinal purposes. This herb is a good natural remedy for cough or cold. Moreover, it is ideal for those with rheumatism, as garlic soothes the nerves and muscles. You can eat it raw by grating it and mixing it with honey. This garlic-honey mixture is truly potent in treating several respiratory ailments.

  5. A very nice post on tomato basil & Garlic wheat. Thanks for sharing

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