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Meatless Monday recipe of the week: Super colossal garlic buttered noodles with heirloom tomatoes

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OK, this time we're not doing a sandwich for Meatless Monday.

There's not been a break in the heat and, thus, we could probably do sandwiches or salads (or other cold things) forever, but that wouldn't make for a very exciting run of Meatless Mondays. So, we decided to go for some quick, yummy comfort food this week.

This twist on classic butter noodles adds those great seasonal heirloom tomatoes you've been seeing at the farmers' market and the grocery stores right now. Plus, it adds garlic, which you can also get locally if you prefer. The recipe calls for Colossal Garlic, but any type will work, you may just have to do an extra clove.

Super Colossal Garlic Buttered Noodles with Heirloom Tomatoes

1/2 pound spaghetti, cooked

1 stick unsalted butter (1/4 pound)

3 cloves Colossal Garlic sliced thin

3 large Heirloom tomatoes

Salt and pepper to taste

Italian parsley washed and chopped as needed

In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the garlic. Sauté until garlic is aromatic but do not over cook. You don't want brown butter. Gently toss together the pasta, garlic butter, tomatoes and parsley. Season to taste and serve.

— Recipe by Tom Fraker for www.melissas.com

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