Who says it takes too long to eat healthy? Not with this 5 minute quick and easy antioxidant pasta with tomato, basil and garlic recipe.
With this recipe, you have better nutrition, a plant-based meal, and it’s up to you if you aren’t vegan and want to add some cheese. I think it tastes great just the way it is.
This recipe is for one because I cook for one. That’s the hardest number to do a recipe for. Some recipes just don’t work when you try to do it for one person. You can easily multiply this recipe for as many people as you like.
With this one little trick, you can decide it’s time to eat and in 5 minutes be done. And this is just one preparation you can do. The possibilities are endless. You could toss it with leftover veggies that are already cooked, for one idea.
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This nice thing about pasta is you don’t have to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Put the pot on to boil with a cover. Come back and check it in 20-30 minutes based on your stove. Set the timer for 1 minute less than the minimum time on the pasta bag instructions, and come back when you hear the beep.
Follow the video and you’ll have pasta ready anytime you need something quick and healthy and don’t have time to cook.
I’ve been doing this for years because I lose track of time until I’m already hungry and I want to eat now, not 30 minutes from now. So this little trick has been a lifesaver for me.
When you do the 5 minute pasta, you can heat up the pasta in the microwave or a pan. If you are cooking the veggies, throw the pasta in there with them along with some olive oil. Don’t forget to add more olive oil when you’re serving the prepared dish.
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5 Minute Quick and Easy Antioxidant Pasta with Tomato, Basil, and Garlic
1 500g (1 lb) bag of penne or penne rigatoni prepared in advance
As much of the pasta as you’d like for one serving.
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced (depends on your love of garlic)
3 large leaves of basil, shredded
olive oil to taste
Warm your pasta in the microwave, or if you are heating the sauce, add the pasta.
I like this with raw tomatoes and garlic in the summer.
Otherwise, you can add some olive oil to a pan, and cook the tomatoes until they start getting juicy.
Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
Add the pasta until it is heated and completely mixed with the sauce.
At the very end, shred or tear the basil leaves and add to the pasta.
All these ingredients are antioxidants.
- Contains Alicin
- Has many medicinal properties
- Rich in vitamin C, B6, and manganese
- Good for blood pressure
- Helps control cholesterol
- Lowers heart disease risk
You know what it does for the common cold? It reduces symptoms by 70% in 1.5 days as opposed to 5 days with placebo.
- Anti inflammatory
- Cancer fighting
- Pain reducer
- Fever reducer
- Protects your liver
- Immune booster
- Rich in vitamins and minerals
- Contains 40% of daily Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin K
- Lowers cholesterol
- Protects the heart
- Improves vision
- Aids digestion