Tomato Arugula Pasta


By Saturday, our fridge is usually completely empty, with only a tomato or two left over from meal-prep. #sad #hungry #alone

But no need to despair! Simple pasta recipe to the rescue! I love this recipe because it makes do with only two items from the fridge.



  • Pasta [single serving, boiled]
  • Tomato [2 small]
  • Arugula [6 to 7 leaves, sliced]
  • Garlic [1 clove, minced]
  • Soy Sauce [1/2 tbsp]
  • Olive oil [1/2 tbsp]
  • Lemon or Calamansi juice, optional


  1. Over medium heat, in 1 tbsp of olive oil, saute the garlic and tomato together, until the tomatoes begin to wilt and the garlic is slightly caramelize.
  2. Add in the arugula and saute until they wilt and turn a bright green color.
  3. Mix in the boiled pasta and fold in the vegetables.
  4. Drizzle the soy sauce around the outer rim of the pan and toss the pasta until evenly coated. You should hear a sizzle when the soy sauce hits the pan.
  5. If you have lemon or calamansi, squeezing just a bit of citrus over the pasta will heighten the flavor.

And voila! Lunch is served.


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