Lime & Tomato Pasta Recipe

Lime & Tomato Pasta


  • fresh pasta
  • fresh basil
  • cherry tomatoes
  • garlic
  • lime
  • bacon lardons

How to make Lime & Tomato Pasta

This is a ridiculously simple pasta dish that is both satisfying and has a lovely clean taste, thanks to the lime.

  1. Halve your cherry tomatoes and salt the cut side. Finely chop a clove of garlic and chop your bacon lardons into small chunks.

  2. Bring water to a rolling boil and heat another pan with a little olive oil. Put the pasta in the water and put your bacon lardons in the pan and season with salt and pepper. After a minute, add your tomatoes and garlic to the pan.

  3. When the pasta is al dente turn the heat off and drain. Bring the pasta back to the pan and add a little olive oil. Pour in your bacon and tomatoes. Add a handful of torn or chopped basil. Stir.

  4. Plate your pasta. Just before serving, squeeze lime over the pasta and give it a good grind of black pepper.

  • iconsam
    iconsam says

    Simple and nice. I like it.

  • eepmon
    eepmon says

    Sounds pretty good, this shouldn't take too long to whip out.

  • Oko
    Oko says

    What are bacon lardons? And, wondering if adding fake baco's would work for the meatless.

  • tjr
    tjr says

    Looks great, but you should always season the water you use to boil the pasta, and if you're using any sort of cured/smoked meat, you may not need to salt it (given that they are usually full of salt). You can get low-sodium lardon though, so it depends. Also, if you like your pasta al dente, leave it slightly undercooked, since you're cooking it more in the pan afterwards (assuming the pan is still being heated).

  • chimp
    chimp says

    we can't stop making this! :)

  • chimp
    chimp says

    (but we add nice sliced sausage to it, to make it meatier)

  • fooishbar
    fooishbar says

    I made this tonight -- nice! <a href="">Obligatory photo</a>.

  • hoojib88
    hoojib88 says

    Limes are the best ever.. They're great for pasta, or salad, or vegetables, or PIE! Yum!! :) I make something very similar to your recipe all the time at work. I want some right now actually... :D

  • tranism
    tranism says

    I cheated by adding grilled tofu. LOL

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