Nutrition for Runners: Tomato and Goat Cheese Pasta

Since I did not get around to posting a new recipe last night I thought I would do so with tonight’s post. While the recent warm weather has allowed me to run in shorts much earlier than usual it also allowed my wife to plant some seeds in our garden much earlier than usual which made me think of this recipe.

Last year we had a very healthy crop of several varieties of tomatoes. As a result, this recipe was a very popular one as it made for an easy way to use up some of our tomatoes.

Fresh Picked Sweet Cherry Tomatoes

We whipped up an  easy dinner of whole wheat fusilli, fresh tomatoes, goat cheese and fresh basil. It’s wonderful and fresh and takes no time to prepare.

Simply put your pasta on to boil and chop up one small package of goat cheese in to chunks.

Pick some fresh basil from the garden and chop.

Chop your tomatoes as well, or if you’re using small cherry tomatoes, you may not need to.  Once your pasta is ready, drain it and return it to the pot. Add the goat cheese while the pasta is still hot and stir, it will coat your pasta. Toss in the tomatoes and basil.

And voila, an easy healthy dinner in no time. You could vary this recipe by using cream cheese or ricotta instead of goat cheese, and add oregano and chives or whatever herbs suit your fancy.

Here is the final product.

Bon appetit!

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