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Roasted tomato and sardine pasta

Who doesn’t love a steaming pasta dish? Get your daily dose of essential omegas for optimal health with this yummy roasted tomato and sardine pasta!

SERVES 4 // COOKING TIME 1 hour 5 min

For the roasted tomatoes
2 cups Rosa tomatoes
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
For the pasta
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
¼ cup olive oil
2 tins pilchards in tomato sauce
¾ cup grated hard cheese, plus extra to serve
2 tbsp chopped dill, plus extra to serve
500 g spaghetti

For the roasted tomatoes
1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
2. Combine all the ingredients in a roasting tray and season well.
3. Roast for 30 minutes, until the tomatoes are bursting.
For the pasta
1. Fry the garlic in the olive oil over a low heat.
2. Turn the heat up to medium and add the sardines and tomato sauce, followed by the roasted tomatoes, hard cheese and dill.
3. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water.
5. Toss the pasta into the sauce and slowly drizzle in the reserved cooking water until the sauce has reached your desired consistency.

Recipe & styling: Elizabeth Mackenzie
Photography: Jotham van Tonder

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