Angel Hair Pomodoro Made with fresh campari tomatoes. It is a very quick and easy one-pot summer weeknight recipe. Made in under 30 minutes
Tomatoes and pasta together!
That brings together 2 of my favorite foods in the world!
Best part is that it’s vegan, one-pot pasta recipe made with fresh tomatoes on the vine!
Tips for making this pomodoro
- Use fresh tomatoes on the vine instead of canned tomatoes. They make a whole lot of difference in the taste
- Get fresh garlic for this recipe because it is going to add more flavor than garlic powder
- I always use a stainless steel pan for making this pomodoro because it’s much easier to clean and also cooks evenly
- If you can’t find angel hair pasta, use regular spaghetti or even linguine noodles.
What you will need to make this pasta
- Fine pasta like angel hair pasta
- Tomatoes on the vine, AKA campari tomatoes
- Fresh Garlic
- Fresh Basil
- Oregano (Fresh or dried, optional)
- Lime juice (Fresh, optional)
Best tomatoes for pasta pomodoro
- Tomatoes on the vine (AKA Campari Tomatoes)
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Sungold tomatoes
- Fahrenheit Blues Tomato (hard to find, but, would be perfect for pomodoro)
Basically, any small tomato that you can cook whole would be perfect in this vegan pasta recipe. You can even add mascarpone and make this easy tomato mascarpone sauce to go with any pasta.
You have over 7,500 varieties at your feet!
So, celebrate tomatoes and Sunday supper with your family today! They both need to be loved!
Try my roasted tomato and mushroom spaghetti today.
How to make this pasta
1) Boil about 4 quarts of water and add 2 oz of thin spaghetti (about 1.75″). Check out WikiHow’s tutorial on how to measure spaghetti. Cook for about 8 minutes. Save ½ cup of the water and drain the rest. Set it aside
P/S: I made this today using (Affiliate Link) lentil pasta and it came out so good. I highly recommend using non-wheat based, gluten free pastas.
2) While the water is boiling, chop 12 campari tomatoes (firm) into 4 pieces each. Set aside
3) Take 5 cloves of garlic and slice them thinly. There is no such thing as too much garlic
4) The pasta should be in the water now, so, start the cooking the tomatoes. In a pan, add 2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil and heat at medium heat
5) Add the garlic and let it brown
6) Add the tomatoes and let them cook for about 10 minutes or until all the liquid has dissipated
7) Add 3 roughly chopped basil leaves, ½ tsp of salt, 1 tsp of oregano, 2 tsp of sugar and 1 tsp of freshly squeezed lime juice
8) Add the spaghetti and pasta water and mix well
Serve the angel hair pomodoro immediately with cheesy garlic bread
A quick recipe with simple ingredients that you can pull out of your pantry are exactly what you are looking for!
How about a simple pasta recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make?
A few more campari tomato recipes
Caprese tomato tart
Tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on a phyllo dough!
Navy beans salad
Beans, dried cranberries and navy beans brought together by parsley!
Healing tomato soup
Campari tomatoes roasted in the oven and turned into a soul-warming soup!
Angel Hair Pomodoro
To Boil The Pasta
- 4 quarts water to boil the thin spaghetti
- 2 oz angel hair pasta about 1.75" thick, see note #1
- 1 tsp salt for boiling the pasta
To Cook The Tomatoes
- 12 pieces Campari tomatoes Each tomato chopped into 4 pieces
- 5 cloves garlic finely diced
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 leaves basil
- ½ tsp salt for the tomatoes
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp lime juice freshly squeezed
- Boil water and add the spaghetti
- Cook for about 8 minutes. Save ½ cup of the water and drain the rest. Set it aside
- In a pan, add extra virgin olive oil and heat at medium heat
- Add the garlic and let it brown
- Add the tomatoes and let them cook for about 10 minutes or until all the liquid has dissipated
- Add basil, salt, oregano, sugar and lime juice
- Add the spaghetti and pasta water and mix well
- Serve the angel hair pomodoro immediately
Used grape tomatoes( it was what I had ) plus a couple of small garden tomatoes- turned out perfectly! Also sliced 3 garlic cloves thin then cut the other 2 in half so you can bite into a lovely piece of garlic! Stevia works for the sugar also! Yummy simple fish! Thank you!
Healing Tomato says
You are very kind, Jobe. Thank you.
Cynthia Spurlock says
Ok, I used the basic recipe but added 1/2 a sweet chopped onion and a pound of ground chicken. (Husband doesn’t eat sauce without meat) Used lots of garlic and added 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. Absolutely delicious. No leftovers.
Healing Tomato says
Thank you, Cynthia
Love everything about this recipe,‘I’m just confused at the amount of pasta stated to use. 2 ounces? That’s about an 1/8 of a box of pasta. Did you mean 2 lbs?
Healing Tomato says
Hello Michele, Thank you for your email. I apologize for not responding sooner. Yes, I use 2 OZ. I usually divide 1 box of 1lb pasta into 5 parts and that comes out to about 2oz. This recipe is for 2 people only, so, normally 2oz is enough. We are not a family of big eaters, so, my portion sizes tend to be on the smaller side, lol. Let me know how it turns out. Thank you
This looks delicious and I want to try it this week. But I have a question: what does the recipe mean by ‘Add the spaghetti and pasta water and mix well”? Surely you are not referring to the 2 quarts of water that you boil the spaghetti in? Please clarify if you will. Thanks!
Healing Tomato says
Thank you for asking, Donna. I mention in step one of the recipe that you should save just 1/2 cup of the pasta water for use later. That pasta water is what you should mix with the spaghetti.
Pass my a plate please! Thanks for hosting, Rini!
Looks great – definitely a tasty way to enjoy some good tomatoes.
Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba) says
this sounds soooo good! Love the simplicity
Debra C. says
That looks absolutely amazing and your video with the step by step directions makes it so do-able too. Pasta perfection, can’t wait to try this recipe!!
p.s. love the lime – I wouldn’t have thought of using lime, I bet it gives it GREAT flavor!
Pomodoro is one of my favorite recipes to make. It’s so light, quick, and delicious.
Mmmm I love this so much and in fact may meal plan this into my week! Your photos are gorgeous!!
Cricket Plunkett says
Nothing beats a simple pasta recipe on a busy day!
I love this speedy, delicious pasta! Thanks so much for hosting us this week, too!!!
The Ninja Baker says
Oh my goodness, I feel as if I’ve stepped into the perfect restaurant in Little Italy! Your Angel Hair Pomodoro looks divine. (Pinned, of course.) Thank you for the how-to. And very much appreciate your hosting this Sunday Supper, Rini =)