Michael van Straten
Michael van Straten
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So Simple Tomato Meal

At this time of year when tomatoes are falling off their stalks in droves, this is such a simple answer to what to do with them if you grow them yourself. Even if you don't, they're now so cheap in the shops.

My wonderful wife Sally, (or Celine which she uses here in France as it is her real name), came up with this idea when she saw next door's cat playing football with two of our tomatoes and thought it was a shame to waste them. It was late in the evening and we hadn't planned anything for supper.

Here's what we had . . .

FOR EACH PERSON
1 portion (about 180g) spaghetti or other pasta
1 large tomato or 2 smaller ones
1 large garlic clove
Small sprinkling of freshly chopped herbs - or herbs de Provence
1 tbspn good olive oil
A few basil leaves (optional)

Method
Set the oven to 160°C
Cut the tomatoes across their width.
Peel and crush the garlic, then chop into small pieces
Push each garlic piece into the watery parts of the tomatoes
Season with a small pinch of salt and pepper
Pour over the olive oil
Put into the oven for about 15 mins
Meanwhile, cook the pasta and drain

Put the pasta on a dish. Add the tomatoes, cut side down, with the basil (if using), smash the tomatoes with a fork, mix and serve.

What could be easier? Good carbs, lots of protective lycopene, vitamin C and all the heart and circulation benefits of garlic.

GOOD HEALTH ON A PLATE – AND CHEAP.

 

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