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Jul 26 2010

Pasta with Black Cherry Tomato Sauce

Published by at 9:59 pm under Cooking at Home

Black Cherry Tomato sauce
This summer has boasted a vast amount of crop for us to enjoy, but we’ve actually enjoyed sharing them even more! Our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers got to sample some of our harvest, including cherry tomatoes, grapes, and plums. We feel like proud parents to these bundles of veggies and fruit! The plant that accumulated the most harvest would have to be our 3 different baby tomatoes, which comes in yellow, red, and black.  So far, it looks like the majority of the people who tasted the 3 varieties have raved about the black cherry tomatoes. It’s dark, sweet, and rare! Personally, I love the black cherry ones, too. We thought it would be fun to try a recipe with these tomatoes by creating a Black Cherry Tomato Sauce that we can eat with pasta. This is a simple and no-fuss meal that didn’t take much time to complete. We just winged it and surprisingly came out great! But then again, I don’t think we can really go wrong when the main ingredient is already delicious to begin with!

These tomatoes grow so fast that we literally have to pick them on a daily basis. We are extremely fortunate to have such a healthy tomato plant that yields hundreds--if not thousands-- of colorful cherry tomatoes for our eating pleasure.

These tomatoes grow so fast that we literally have to pick them on a daily basis. We are extremely fortunate to have such a healthy tomato plant that yields hundreds--if not thousands-- of colorful cherry tomatoes for our eating pleasure.

For this recipe, we used 1 lb of black cherry tomatoes. If you can't get your hands on this variety, then the regular red cherries will work fine.

For this recipe, we used 1 lb of black cherry tomatoes. If you can't get your hands on this variety, then the regular red cherries will work fine.

The heat will eventually burst the tomatoes so the juices will create the sauce. We added some minced garlic, shallots, oregano, thyme, red chili flakes, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Typically you don't see tomato seeds or skin in a tomato sauce, but since this is coming from our garden, we wanted to use and eat everything - that means no discarding and discrimination of any kind!

The heat will eventually burst the tomatoes so the juices will create the sauce. We added some minced garlic, shallots, oregano, thyme, red chili flakes, and seasoned with salt and pepper. Typically you don't see tomato seeds or skin in a tomato sauce, but since this is coming from our garden, we wanted to use and eat everything - that means no discarding and discrimination of any kind!

To get the sauce a little creamy, we grated some fresh parmesan cheese to the sauce to let it melt and thicken up. It also adds great flavor!

To get the sauce a little creamy, we grated some fresh parmesan cheese to the sauce to let it melt and thicken up. It also adds great flavor!

We decided to use some chicken thigh pieces to add protein to our dinner - but feel free to use your desired choice of meat, or keep it simple and vegetarian. We simply seasoned the chicken with garlic powder, dried onion, salt and pepper.

We decided to use some chicken thigh pieces to add protein to our dinner - but feel free to use your desired choice of meat, or keep it simple and vegetarian. We simply seasoned the chicken with garlic powder, dried onion, salt and pepper.

We sprinkled fresh basil leaves around the angel hair pasta to complete the dish. When it comes to a fast dinner, we still try to make it elegant and pretty! The Black Cherry Tomato Sauce was amazingly fresh and sweet. We kept it light and simple and let the flavors of the tomatoes do the talking. The only thing I regret is not making more sauce! I welcome leftovers any day when it comes to dishes like this!

We sprinkled fresh basil leaves and Parmesan cheese around the angel hair pasta to complete the dish. When it comes to a fast dinner, we still try to make it elegant and pretty! The Black Cherry Tomato Sauce was amazingly fresh and sweet. We kept it light and simple and let the flavors of the tomatoes do the talking. The only thing I regret is not making more sauce! I welcome leftovers any day when it comes to dishes like this!

20 responses so far

20 Responses to “Pasta with Black Cherry Tomato Sauce”

  1. Sandyon 26 Jul 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Looks like a very simple recipe- and love the fact that you incorporated your black cherry tomatoes! Everyone loved them when you had them out last time! :)

  2. Ucaon 27 Jul 2010 at 12:48 am

    Hello!
    Your blog is amazing.Here in Spain that kind of tomatoes are called “Kumatos”.
    Congratulations for your blog
    .-= Uca´s last blog ..TOSTAS CON TOMATE =-.

  3. My Restaurants Melbourneon 27 Jul 2010 at 2:44 am

    Black cherry tomatoes… I;ve never come across them before. they look great, and the recipe looks so delicious, I’ll be on the lookout.
    .-= My Restaurants Melbourne´s last blog ..Winter Specials at Sapore =-.

  4. Cookin' Canuckon 27 Jul 2010 at 5:54 am

    This sauce looks absolutely glorious! You’re so right – when you have good-quality ingredients, the meal almost comes together on its own.

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  6. StephenCon 27 Jul 2010 at 7:29 am

    What a nice idea! Black cherry toms, who knew? We’re still waiting (here in Denver) for our tomatoes to get serious about ripening.
    .-= StephenC´s last blog ..Asian pork burgers =-.

  7. lanon 27 Jul 2010 at 8:13 am

    yummmy..i was planning to make some of those too..maybe i’ll go steal some tomotoes from you..and get more of those japanese plums too. My mom loves them and wants to get a nice ripe one to plant.

  8. CC Recipeon 27 Jul 2010 at 8:24 am

    What a wonderful looking pasta dish!
    .-= CC Recipe´s last blog ..Apple Cinnamon Scones =-.

  9. foodies at homeon 27 Jul 2010 at 8:58 am

    Homegrown anything tastes so much better than store bought! This sauce looks dark and tasty! Glad you are enjoying your harvest!

  10. Andyon 27 Jul 2010 at 10:05 am

    Great way to use those black cherry tomatoes! If I was making this dish, I’d probably run out of tomatoes because I would have eaten them all before they ever made it into the pot!

  11. Kathy Diaz (found baking)on 27 Jul 2010 at 8:59 pm

    I’d seriously want to see your garden. I bet your garden is fabulous and abundant with fresh produce. I don’t think I have ever had black cherries. I’d have to look out for it when I dine at restaurants. I am a sucker for pasta – pasta with any tomato based sauce is even more divine! This looks absolutely delicious… especially the last photo. I feel like I almost being fed with a twirl of pasta with the fork shot. MMM!
    .-= Kathy Diaz (found baking)´s last blog ..Apricot-Berry Pie =-.

  12. IslandEATon 27 Jul 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Hi, Krissy and Daniel. I love cherry tomatoes with pasta (we call these “chocolate cherry” up here, which confuses me!). Your plants are making me jealous, as I have had just two ripe Sungolds so far. The dish looks very tempting.

    Once mine come along, I’ll post my favourite summer pasta: bucatini with cherry toms….

    Thanks,

    Dan

  13. Baking Serendipityon 28 Jul 2010 at 12:56 pm

    This meal looks delicious! And I’m so envious of your garden. I can’t wait to have one of my own!

  14. graceon 28 Jul 2010 at 1:51 pm

    what a gorgeous sauce! nice touch, too, adding in the dark meat chicken. quite a delicious meal indeed. :)
    .-= grace´s last blog ..fridge find =-.

  15. Trinidad Penaon 28 Jul 2010 at 2:13 pm

    This looks divine! I’m loving your blog!

  16. tigerfishon 28 Jul 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I cannot read on and keep looking at the photos cos’ they are making me so so hungry!
    .-= tigerfish´s last blog ..Savory Glutinous Rice Cake – Png Kueh- 桃粿 =-.

  17. Edmund Mokhtarianon 29 Jul 2010 at 1:38 am

    Fantastic recipe–so simple, and yet it looks so delicious.

    I was just wondering why you use black cherry tomatoes over other varieties? Was it just b/c they were available, or do they add something irreplaceable to the recipe? You also mentioned that we can sub red cherry tomatoes, but what about other varieties?
    .-= Edmund Mokhtarian´s last blog ..Sushiko =-.

  18. thefoodaddictson 29 Jul 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Hi Edmund,

    Thank you for your comment. The reason we used black cherry tomatoes is because we have an abundance of them, and they taste wonderful! It’s also unique so we thought it would be best to “showcase” these tomatoes for our recipe. You can definitely substitute any other variety of cherries, assuming they are sweet and not sour. It will make your sauce sour, so you may have to add sugar. Give it a try and let us know how it turns out!

  19. Nate @ House of Annieon 22 Aug 2010 at 9:47 am

    We grew black cherries one year – they were quite prolific, and very tasty. Have you tried Isis Candy?
    .-= Nate @ House of Annie´s last blog ..Pandan Spiral Moon Cake Recipe =-.

  20. Michon 30 Sep 2010 at 5:38 pm

    hey,
    i was wondering what the measurements for the ingredients were.
    i looked all over this page and i couldnt seem to find it.
    thanks a ton!

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