Tomato, Basil & Garlic Pasta

tomato basil garlic pasta

When you need to put something together quickly, you can’t go wrong with this pasta recipe. It’s simply delicious. With just a few veggies and Altius Spice’s herbs & seasonings, you can make it happen in .


  • 1 lb penne rigate -or- your favourite pasta
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. Altius Spice ground garlic powder
  • 1.5 cup of ripe cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Grated parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to the directions on the package.
  2. Saute the garlic and red pepper in olive oil over medium heat.
  3. After 2-3 minutes, turn off the heat and add the cherry tomatoes to the pan.
  4. When pasta is al dente and has been drained, add in the tomato mixture, add in basil and mix well.
  5. Add salt and pepper as you like, and serve topped with parmesan.

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Which Spices to Combine With Asparagus, Broccoli & Potatoes


Asparagus is so full of flavour you can eat it raw and without any seasonings. Not the most known vegetable, it can also be combined with a plethora of herbs and spices, bringing out some of its deliciousness.

Asparagus can be steamed, roasted, grilled, broiled, boiled, blanched, dried or pickled.

Combines well with: garlic, lemon juice, nutmeg, honey.

Spices: smoked paprika, chipotle chili & cumon

Fine herbs: rosemary, basil, dill, marjoram, Mediterranean oregano, thyme, cilantro, etc.


With broccoli, there are so many pairing options it’s hard to go wrong. It is a healthy yet delicious ingredient that can be served alone or in a stir-fry dish.

Spices: Allspice, curry, ginger, pepper, paprika, cayenne, mustard,

Fine herbs: basilsage, bay leaf, oregano, parsley, savory, tarragon.


One of the world’s most important food crops, potatoes are a major part of North American cooking. Even though botanists consider it a vegetable, but it is high in carbohydrates making it a starchy food.

Spices: chili flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin and salt-free all purpose seasoning.

Fine herbs: mint, dill, chives or parsley.