About this recipe: A simple but delicious lunch or light supper. Stir in fresh basil just before combining the sauce with the pasta and top with Parmesan cheese.
Vermicelli - literally 'little worms' in Italian - is simply very thin spaghetti. Use any other pasta shape for this dish, if desired.
Altered ingredient amounts. This was delicious! I think that I had a definite advantage using garden fresh tomatoes - they have SO much more flavour than the shop bought tomatoes! I also doubled the garlic and laid off of the olive oil - it really doesn't need so much. I tossed it with garlic and parsley fettuccine and it made for a very healthy, easy and delicious dinner. - 21 Jul 2008
Altered ingredient amounts. This was great. I did increase the garlic by a tablespoon, and reduced the olive oil. I also added diced onions to the garlic, and a few mushrooms. will definitely make again! Thanks for the great recipe!! - 21 Jul 2008
This is probably one of my favourite recipes from this site! I have made it more times than I can count. You really want to use quality ingredients for this. Use fresh, red, ripe tomatoes, as the flavour is just something you can't get out of a tin. Use a good olive oil. Fresh garlic. I always use dried basil but I'm sure fresh basil would be great too. I also sometimes splash in just a little bit of balsamic vinegar (about 1/2 - 3/4 tablespoon). It really gives this dish a unique flavour. I absolutely love this one. It is so light and delicious. Thanks so much. - 21 Jul 2008