This week's meatless day challenge was inspired by a dish by Nigel Slater. Using fresh tomatoes and grilling it and doing very little to it brings out the natural flavour of the sweet tangy tomatoes.
I love the idea of having pasta in a light and flavourful sauce. The best part of this dish is that it's not only very tasty but it's quick, so it's perfect for a midweek meal.
There really isn't a recipe set in stone for this. It really is free form and you can add any herbs you like.
Half tomatoes and place on an oven tray. I used 6 tomatoes for 2 people but this was plenty. Drizzle really good quality olive oil over them and season with salt and pepper. I then added minced garlic and fresh thyme from my herb garden.
Place under a hot grill and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft. Place them in the bowl including all the juices that collected in the tray. Pour a splash of red wine vinegar. Roughly crush with a fork leaving some large pieces of tomatoes. Mix in some fresh basil.
To serve, combine with cooked spaghetti pasta and enjoy.