Fusilli Pasta with Spicy Tomato Salsa

Intense Fusilli Pasta with Spicy Tomato Salsa

An elegant pasta recipe that’s easy to prepare, that’s Fusilli Pasta with Spicy Tomato Salsa. What’s more it’s a truly nutritious meal with its ingredients like tomatoes, lemon, oregano, and more.

Intense Fusilli Pasta with Spicy Tomato Salsa


1 Red chilies
1 Green chilies
6 Large ripe tomatoes
2 Shallots, peeled and finely chopped
2 Garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
2 tablespoon Lime juice
2 tablespoon Lemon juice
2 tablespoon Freshly chopped basil
4 tablespoon Half fat creme fraiche
1 lb Fresh fusilli pasta
Grated rind of 1 lime
Sprig of oregano, to garnish

Fusilli Pasta photo


Place the tomatoes in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Allow to stand until the skins start to peel away.

Remove the skins from the tomatoes, divide each tomato in four and remove all the seeds. Chop the flesh into small dice and put in a small pan. Add the lemon and lime juice and the grated lime rind and stir well.

Add the chopped shallots and garlic. Remove the seeds carefully from the chilies, chop finely and add to the pan.

Bring to a boil and simmer gently for 5-10 minutes until the salsa has thickened slightly.

Reserve the salsa to allow the flavors to develop while the pasta is cooking.

Bring a large pan of water to a boil and add the pasta. Simmer gently for 3-4 minutes or until the pasta is just tender.

Drain the pasta and rinse in boiling water. Top with a large spoonful of salsa and a small spoonful of creme fraiche. Garnish with the chopped basil and oregano and serve immediately.

* Serves 4.

Parmesan cheese would also add flavor to this intense recipe so don’t hesitate to sprinkle some on top.

Photo by Gnawme