On weekends I love to hang around the kitchen longer and cook more leisurely dishes, like a slowly simmered stew or pasta sauce. Weeknights tend to feel like more of a rush, and getting dinner on the table in 15 or 20 minutes after getting home can be challenging, especially with a hungry child gracing the kitchen.
This dish takes about as long to whip together as it takes to boil water and cook the pasta. As the tomatoes soften, a delicately sweet and tangy sauce emerges. Oh, how I love summer vegetables!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooks Illustrated magazine once taught me the easiest and coolest way to halve cherry tomatoes.
Adapted from Salt to Taste, by Marco Canora
Includes 1/4 teaspoon added salt.