• Tomatoes contain the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene, while basil contains all sorts of vitamins and minerals as well as cell-protecting flavonoids and antibacterial oils said to prevent stomach bugs.

    Spaghetti with cherry tomatoes and basil

    Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: 30 mins


    • 60ml (¼ cup) olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 500g Rosa tomatoes
    • 125ml (½ cup) fresh basil
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 1 x 400g packet spaghetti
    • Parmesan, freshly grated, to serve



    Heat the oil in a frying pan and sauté the garlic for a few seconds.


    Stir in the tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes have just popped, about 15 minutes. Add the basil, season and cook for a further minute.


    Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain.


    Pour the pasta into a serving bowl. Toss through the tomato sauce, top with the Parmesan and serve.



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