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Fresh Pasta Magic: Tomato, Basil & Parmesan – A Camberwell Fresh Food Market Recipe

Fresh Pasta Magic: Tomato, Basil & Parmesan

Experience the true taste of Italy with “Fresh Pasta Magic: Tomato, Basil & Parmesan,” our simple yet exquisite recipe featuring the finest ingredients from Camberwell Market. Savour the fresh pasta from The Fresh Pasta Shop, ripe tomatoes, aromatic basil, and premium Parmesan from Nick and Sue’s Gourmet Deli in a dish that epitomises the essence of fresh, quality ingredients, ready in minutes for a truly delightful meal.

Quick Highlights:

  • Easy Preparation: Perfect for any day of the week, ensuring a gourmet experience at home.
  • Local Flavours: Directly sourced from your favourite market stalls at Camberwell, celebrating the best of local produce.
  • Rich & Fresh: A harmonious blend of fresh tomatoes and basil, crowned with delectable Parmesan for a taste that’s both rich and refreshingly authentic.

Cooking Tip: For an explosion of flavour, mix the tomatoes, basil, and olive oil before tossing them with the freshly cooked pasta. The warmth of the pasta enhances the freshness of the tomatoes and basil, while a final sprinkle of Parmesan adds a touch of luxury.

Discover all the fresh ingredients you need for this culinary delight at Camberwell Fresh Food Market. Immerse yourself in Italian cuisine right at home with a dish that promises a burst of vibrant flavours.


  • 250g fresh pasta from The Fresh Pasta Shop
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • A generous handful of fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
  • 100g fresh Parmesan cheese, grated, from Nick and Sue’s Gourmet Deli
  • Extra virgin olive oil for dressing
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare the Tomatoes: In a large bowl, combine the finely chopped tomatoes, minced garlic, and torn basil leaves. Generously drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes, letting the flavours meld beautifully.
  2. Cook the Pasta: In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the fresh pasta from The Fresh Pasta Shop. Follow the package instructions or until the pasta is al dente. Reserve a cup of pasta water before draining.
  3. Combine: Add the hot, drained pasta directly to the bowl with the tomato mixture. Toss well, ensuring the pasta is thoroughly coated with the mixture. The residual heat will warm the tomatoes and garlic just enough to release their flavours without cooking them.
  4. Finish with Cheese: Stir in the grated fresh Parmesan cheese from Nick and Sue’s Gourmet Deli. If the pasta appears too dry, add a splash of the reserved pasta water to achieve the perfect sauce consistency.
  5. Serve: Dish the pasta into serving bowls. Optionally, drizzle with a bit more extra virgin olive oil and garnish with additional basil leaves. Provide extra Parmesan cheese on the side for an added touch of flavour.
  6. Enjoy: Serve immediately to savour the fresh, vibrant flavours and the gentle warmth that perfectly softens the raw ingredients, encapsulating the essence of  Fresh Pasta Magic: Tomato, Basil & Parmesan!