Why Giada De Laurentiis' Cherry Tomato Pasta Recipe Is So Easy

Pasta queen, Giada De Laurentiis is here to save your night. Her new cherry tomato pasta recipe takes a little bit of time to put together, but next-to-no effort. Shallots, garlic, lemon, basil, and parmesan cheese are the stars of the summery dish. You'll need olive oil, too, so if you don't have any in your pantry already, pick up an extra-large bottle. That way, you can do like Giada does, and integrate the stapleĀ into your beauty routine.

We digress. If recipes got Oscars, Giada De Laurentiis' cherry tomato pasta dish would earn at least a nomination. It's simple, tangy, elegant, and almost certainly tastes like your dinner would, if you were shooting the breeze with George and Amal Clooney on a warm Italian, candle-lit night, on a boat on Lake Cuomo. (You think we're kidding?) Best of all, De Laurentiis promises that to master the recipe, the only thing you need to know how to cook is pasta (via Instagram). Add salt, of course.

Make Giada De Laurentiis' cherry tomato pasta with one, special trick

The magic is in theĀ marinade. To make De Laurentiis' summer pasta dinner, you'll want to let cherry tomatoes marinade in an olive oil, lemon, shallot, garlic, and pepper flake mixture for hours (via Giadzy). While we wouldn't want to contradict an Italian food master, if you truly want to go for gold, you might try grilling your marinated tomatoes to add a hint of smoke to the tomatoes' flavor. Want to integrate more cultural perspectives into your supper bowl? Israeli chef, Michael Solomonov added mint, red onions, and feta to his marinated grilled tomato and earned five-star reviews on Food and Wine.

Bottom line is, there are a thousand ways to dress the recipe up or down. For that reason, we've come to think of it as the little black dress of pasta dishes. Little wonder it's a fan favorite among Giada De Laurentiis' Instagram following. One of her followers added fresh mozzarella with allegedly spectacular results. Another follower gushed: "Your food is sunshine for my soul! Beautiful always! Thank You!"