Basil Tomato Tofu Tossed Pasta in Garlic Onion Olive Oil

This recipe was created by Karen Wiens on 12/29/14.

I created this dish for our Romantic Dinner for Two download before Valentine’s day. I like the idea that a great dish is born out of simple ingredients. I love basil and garlic together; and smokey flavor of the sun-dried tomatoes with the fresh ones.
Serves 4
15 minutes to prepare
15 minutes to cook
1/2 box whole wheat pasta
4 ounces tofu, cubed
2 roma tomatoes, diced
2 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic , minced
1/3 cup smoked sun dried tomatoes
11 basils, leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
Put water on to boil. Reference pasta box for amount.

Cube a ¼ package of firm tofu.

Ready a 1/3 cup of sun-dried tomatoes.

Mince the garlic.

Chop the green onions.

Finely chop basil leaves.

Begin cooking pasta per the instructions on the box.

Sauté garlic and onions in 2-3 T of olive oil over medium-high heat.

Add cubed tofu.

Add basil.

Add sun-dried tomatoes.

At the very end, add diced tomatoes.

and salt and pepper to taste, if desired.

Reduce heat to low or off.

When pasta is done to taste, create a bed and pour the mixture from the pan on top. Serve with a simple salad or your favorite side.