Pasta al pomodoro is a pasta dish from Naples, mostly made with fresh tomatoes, olive oil and basil. A quick and light dish, the word means ‘tomato’ in Italian. Naples is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It’s also one of the poorest (and most generous) in Italy, so often the food is made with cheap everyday ingredients, rather than faux meats and cheeses. Italian food is very regional, so in fact pasta is not as usual as pizza, though you have to go further north to find people eating more risotto and polenta.
Pasta al Pomodoro (Eat This) is a German recipe, just right-click to translate. This is a delicious tomato sauce that also contains fresh basil and thyme, a pinch of salt and caramelized sugar. Serve with your favourite pasta and top with vegan Parmesan. It’s up to you whether you salt the water, but in Italy non-salted water is called ‘silly pasta!’
Vegan Tomato Basil Pasta (Short Girl, Tall Order) is a simple seasonal dish that needs just 10 ingredients, and is ready in 30 minutes. Packed with fresh tomatoes, you can make this gluten-free.
Homemade Tomato Sauce (Crowded Kitchen) can form the base of a nice homemade pomodoro recipe. You can also use it on pizza and add to stew, sauces and other dishes. All you need are a few hours to simmer, and a few jars.