Simple Tomato Lemon Thyme Pasta

I like my dinners fairly simple most of the time, especially when I have a few flavorful ingredients on hand that I want to be the stars of the show.  Like last night, when I got home and all I wanted was to enjoy some delicious tomatoes.  I had just finished drying a batch, and they were sooo good just plain. These are tomatoes from my Grandpa's garden, and to me, they are as good as dessert.  Or I crave them like they are.  So I threw together a zucchini pasta dish featuring them.  The dried, and the fresh, because I like a variety of textures and flavors.  I also added fresh lemon juice and zest, olive oil, and a bit of fresh thyme. Since I had some and it was a nice change up from my usual basil paired with tomatoes. I also added in some hemp seeds as well for a bit of protein and healthy omega 3s. I can not even begin to describe how good this was!  It was just what I was craving.  Light and flavorful, yet satisfying, since I was very hungry. I am really going to miss my tomatoes when they go out of season!

Simple Tomato Thyme Pasta
Serves 1

2 medium zucchini, spiralized or cut into thin noodles by hand
1 cup sun dried tomatoes, soaked in water until soft, then drained and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 fresh large tomato, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
juice and zest of two lemons
1 Tbsp olive oil
sea salt to taste
1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
3 Tbsp hemp seeds

Place all ingredients into a large bowl, and toss together.  Serve!

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

2 Comments
  1. September 20, 2014 at 03:29
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    Where did you get your dried tomatoes? They look so FRESH compared to most dehydrated tomatoes I find! Thank you!

    • September 20, 2014 at 12:30
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      I make my own. They are so much better than store bought! To make sun dried tomatoes, cut your tomatoes into wedges (about 4 for smaller and 8 for larger), and dehydrate on a lined tray at 115F for 24 hours or until dry. <br />

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