How to Make 15-minute Tomato Bursted Pasta


  • 8 oz red lentil and quinoa pasta, dry (or your favorite pasta!)
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup parmesan 
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil, plus more for drizzling
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh basil


  1. Cook pasta according to the directions on the package.  Drain and drizzle with avocado oil to prevent sticking. 
  2. In the meantime, add 1 tbsp avocado oil to a large saute skillet and turn to medium heat.  Add the garlic, tomatoes, salt, and pepper to the skillet.  Stir occasionally and cook until all the tomatoes have burst – about 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Add pasta to a large serving bowl and top with tomato mixture, cheese, and basil.  Enjoy!


  • Use 1 tbsp nutritional yeast in place of parmesan cheese for a dairy-free option
  • Feel free to add in chicken, chickpeas, or hemp seeds for added protein