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8 Tasty Italian Pasta Dishes Featuring Tomatoes

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8 Tasty Italian Pasta Dishes Featuring Tomatoes
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Whether you're looking for a family supper or entertaining friends, we've covered a range of Italian pasta dishes for tomato lovers that are sure to impress on this Meatless Monday.

Having a repertoire of authentic italian dishes up your sleeve is always a good idea as a tasty way to satisfy a diverse culinary audience with limited cooking time.

In summer months tomatoes are full of flavour and bring another element to Italian pasta dishes. With such a wide variety of tomatoes to choose from always try to find best quality available as well as the right variety, whether suited to cooking or best eaten fresh, let the tomato do the talking.

If you are feeling really adventurous you could even try your hand at making your own pasta (see the pici with cherry tomatoes recipe below).

From Italian pasta salad to more complicated chef inspired dishes we have got Italian pasta dishes featuring tomatoes covered below:

Caprese pasta salad with tomatoes and mozzarella

A simple and traditional Italian recipe for flavours that pack a punch with the added depth of fresh chilli. Leave out the addition of mozzarella at the end of the recipe if you want to keep the dish vegan.

Spaghetti with tomato and mint flavoured oil

Italian chef Davide Oldani gave us this inspired recipe. Iconic Italian flavours with a gourmet twist in the addition of unusual mint oil.

Spaghettoni with Nolche olives, lemon scented tomatoes and oregano from Vendicari

Italian chefs Negrini and Pisani, put a spin on this dish with added complexity of flavours.

Spicy pasta with tomatoes

A spicy pasta salad using fresh tomatoes, ready in no time making it a convenient and tasty lunch choice.

Pici with cherry tomatoes and aromatic herbs

This recipe is going to test your pasta making skills. Pici is a fresh type of pasta, like a larger spaghetti.

Orecchiette with rocket and tomato

A regional speciality from Southern Italy in Puglia, orechiette are a delicous and satisfying variety of pasta combining well with cherry tomatoes here.

Fresh Italian pasta with Buffalo ricotta, tomato and spinach oil

Chef Luigi Taglienti brings us this unique take on traditional flavours. Make sure you have the preparation time available to make this one, but we think you'll agree the results are worth it.

Pasta salad with olives, tomatoes and walnuts

A cold pasta salad packed with flavour and crunch, ideal for lunch or a warm summers evening.

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