Fresh tomato and basil spaghetti

imageIt’s been quite a while since I last posted in this blog and it feels weird! But since it’s a hobby that I know I enjoy, here I am again with a new recipe that I have just discovered and tweaked to suit our family’s needs.

Children love spaghetti but it doesn’t always have to be spaghetti bolognese if you are bored of it already. A couple of parents I know don’t eat ‘spag bol’ because they make them so often for their children and it doesn’t appeal to them anymore! Well, this is an easy and quick alternative, it’s a healthy recipe that both parents and children can enjoy.

Read on to follow the easy steps.

You will need:

  • cherry tomatoes and/or plum tomatoes
  • fresh basil leaves
  • fresh garlic
  • fresh spinach
  • fresh salmon
  • spaghetti
  • olive oil
  • salted butter
  • pepper and/or oregano
  • salt (optional)


  1. Boil the tomatoes until soft and the skin easily comes off. Save a few cherry tomatoes for garnishing.
  2. Pan fry the seasoned salmon in butter (I use a bit of salt, pepper and oregano to season it) until cooked through and a bit flaky.
  3. Cook the spaghetti in boiled water following the instructions in the packet, it should be al dente.
  4. Lightly brown garlic in olive oil then pour in the peeled tomatoes and al dente spaghetti.
  5. Toss the salmon into the spaghetti and tomato mixture.
  6. Add basil leaves and spinach then stir for a minute or two.
  7. Add pepper and/or oregano to taste. If you’ve got a child under 1year old, skip the salt.
  8. Put fresh basil and cherry tomatoes as garnish then serve hot with garlic bread.

This is my version and feel free to comment on below how you did yours and whether your family enjoyed it. Have fun cooking!

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