This dinner really couldn't have been easier. It's definitely a week night meal and it's South Beach (phase 2 and 3) friendly.
Here's what you'll need:
1/2 box organic whole grain pasta (I used thin spaghetti) cooked
Olive oil (I used meyer lemon olive oil)
The stalk of one large onion (you may substitute a leek if you cannot find a onion stalk)
1 dozen med-large cherry tomatoes, halved
fresh basil (about 2T chopped)
garlic chives (about 1Tchopped)
salt and pepper to taste
parmesan cheese (optional)
Cook your pasta and set aside
Clean and slice your onion stalk. Once it's sliced, place in large skillet with 1T olive oil and a dash of salt. Cook just until barely softened, you don't want to cook them too much. Turn off the burner and toss the tomatoes into the pan.
Toss pasta into the pan, as well as basil and garlic chives.
Add 2T of meyer lemon olive oil to pan and toss. Salt and pepper to taste.
Plate and serve! See, couldn't be easier!