Tomato and Basil Pasta


November 23, 2016

This simple, tasty pasta is made from very ripe ZZ2 Classic Round tomatoes.

  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yields: 4 servings


2 kg Very ripe ZZ2 Classic Round tomatoes, de-seeded & chopped

2 Onions, peeled and roughly sliced

3 Cloves garlic, peeled and sliced

1 Handful of basil, plus extra for garnish

100 ml Water

50 ml Olive Oil

Pinch of salt


50 g Kalamata Olives

100 g Chorizo, sliced and fried

200 g Pasta of your choice, blanched

500 g Bowtie pasta

50 g Parmesan cheese, grated


1Place the chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, water and olive oil into a saucepan and bring to the simmer. Add a good pinch of salt and sugar. Reduce heat and allow to simmer very slowly for 1 1/2 hours.

2Place in a blender and blend until velvety smooth. Return to the pot and reheat. Toss in the olives and chorizo.

3Blanch the pasta in boiling water for 2 – 3 minutes, toss through the sauce and serve topped with grated Parmesan.