Quick and easy Summer Pasta

Not much time and don’t feel like cooking for a long time during hot summer days? Here is what I tried for lunch today: a very quick and easy Summer Pasta dish.

While boiling the spaghetti, in this case the thin kind, prepare the “sauce” or “marinade” or “dressing.” It’s a bit of all three, I suppose.

  • 1 fresh, chopped tomato
  • 1 small green pepper
  • olive oil, about 1 tsp.
  • coarse salt, ground pepper
  • herbs (I used Italian herbs, “salad herbs” from Germany)
  • a little bit of onion dressing (or any other dressing or some balsamic vinegar will do)
  • small amount of powdered vegetable broth

Combine these ingredients, let sit for a while and it will look like this:


When the pasta is cooked “al dente,” drain and combine with the sauce over medium heat for about 2 minutes. That’s it. Preparation time was about 20 minutes.

Since the tomatoes and peppers are hardly cooked, it retains a light flavor and is perfect for hot summer days! It’s basically a fresh tomato sauce/dressing without any garlic or onion.