toni's ali oil

'Toni's (as in rigatoni's) Ali Oil with spinach, cherry tomatoes, garlic and basil.  It's a light, buttery, garlicky combination of perfectly done pasta, bursting tomatoes, and fresh herbs.


1 lb Rigatoni with ridges

2 cloves garlic 

10 cherry tomatoes, sliced once

handful fresh spinach

1/4 cup fresh basil

1/4 olive oil

3 pats of butter


Boil your pasta with moderately salted water.  (Save 1/4 cup pasta water), drain, save water.  While your pasta cooks...

Saute garlic & tomatoes in olive oil & butter.  Once garlic becomes fragrant and slightly transparent, it's done.  Be careful not to burn the garlic.  Add to pasta top with fresh spinach, basil, 1/4 cup pasta water, salt & pepper.  

It's simple, it's easy, it's fresh, it's not that bad for ya and it's INCREDIBLE.  Buttery, garlicky, YUM!

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