Southwestern Summer Pasta

  • Yield: 2 servings


3small tomatoes
2tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3cloves garlic, minced
1-- jalapeno chile, seeded and finely chopped
3tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2teaspoon chili powder
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon white pepper
4ounces fresh angel hair pasta or spaghetti
4ounces goat cheese, crumbled
2tablespoons pine nuts, toasted


  1. Chop the tomatoes coarsely into a bowl, retaining the juices. Add the olive oil, garlic, jalapeno chile, cilantro, lime juice, chili powder, salt and white pepper and mix well. Let stand, covered, for 1 hour.
  2. Cook the angel hair pasta using the package directions; drain. Serve the tomato mixture over the pasta. Top with the cheese and pine nuts.

Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Lubbock., A Pefect Setting, (The Junior Leage of  Lubbock, 2005)