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Tomato Pastina.. One of my favorite pastinas I have made so far! Everyone in my family was a fan.

Tomato Pastina

By Nadia Aidi
Servings: 2
Tomato Pastina.. One of my favorite pastinas I have made so far!


  • 1 cup acini di pepe.
  • 1 shallot, chopped.
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 4.5 chicken or veggie stock, hot or boiling
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp good tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1 cup grated parmigiano reggiano, more for topping
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • Good olive oil
  • Crushed red peppers


  • Add some oil to a pan, and toast the pasta for 2 min until slightly golden on medium high with the shallots. Add in garlic and tomato paste, sautee 3 min on medium high. Mixing often
  • Add stock one cup at a time. Add a bit of salt/pepper, the basil leaves, soy sauce and tamari. Should be about 9-12 ish minutes
  • Simmer until pasta is al dente and there is water left over
  • Add parmigiano. Cook mixing together for 1 more minute
  • Serve with more parmigiano, olive oil, black pepper and crushed red peppers

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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