STREAMING NOW: Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food

Fresh Tomato Pasta

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“From Bill Granger's "Bill's Sydney Food." Time does not include 30 minutes draining time for the tomatoes or 20 minutes marinating time for the sauce.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Score a cross in the base of each tomato. Place tomatoes in a large bowl, and pour boiling water over them.
  2. Drain after 10 seconds, and pull the skin away from the cross. Halve the tomatoes, and press each half to squeeze our seeds and excess juice.
  3. Chop tomato flesh roughly. Place in a sieve over a bowl, and sprinkle with sea salt.
  4. Leave to drain for half an hour.
  5. Place drained tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice and zest, garlic, chilli and pepper in a bowl. Stir. Leave for 20 minutes for flavours to combine.
  6. Cook the spaghetti in rapidly boiling, salted water according to package directions.
  7. Drain well. Toss through tomato mixture and basil.
  8. Serve with freshly shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a