Tomato Risotto with Basil

Tomato Risotto with Basil

By 01/09/2012

Here I am, back to the UK ready for another year.

I can still feel the sun on my skin and I certainly feel less cold than I did before my holiday.
They say that the sun "warms your bones up" and can make you feel stronger and less cold during the winter months.

For me this is certainly true. I can cope well with the heat but I feel the cold very quickly, so having had over a month in the sunshine has made a big difference to my mood too!
I have not done much on my blog in the last couple of weeks and I am back now ready to start experimenting with new recipes.  So I have given my kitchen a good spring clean today!

Whilst in Italy I made this risotto using my mum's tomatoes, fresh basil, onions and olive oil. Only a few ingredients for a maximum taste.
Choose ripe beef tomatoes and you can guarantee to get a beautiful risotto with all the taste of the Mediterranean.

ripe tomatoes


  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 50 minutes


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28 Responses to Tomato Risotto with Basil

  1. Carmen Anderson

    Oh Alida, this recipe is so simple, fresh and healthy! Best things about Italian cooking! Can't wait to try it myself! Have a great weekend!

  2. Perfectposie

    This sounds absolutely delicious! My mouth is watering.

  3. Gloria

    welcome back again Alida! This sounds delicious and look wonderful I cant wait by basil we are going to begin spring now!

  4. simple baking

    Welcome back sweetheart!! The tomatoes look so fresh and love the simplicity of your risotto. It looks mouthwateringly good.

  5. Suzanne Bean

    I do love visiting you blog. The delicious recipes and beautiful colors and composition to each dish is wonderful!!! Cheers!!! 🙂

  6. Jasna Varcakovic

    Lucky that some of us can escape and soak up good energy; until next year – let's cook 😉

  7. unikorna

    What a lovely arrangement Alida. I bet those tomatoes really taste like tomatoes..because what we buy at the supermarket resembles to cardboard…Congrats on the recipe …ciao, una bella giornata :).

  8. Kalyan

    looks so healthy & delicious…mouthwatering!

  9. elly

    Bentornata a casa Alida, con tutto il tuo carico di "sole" che spero possa accompagnarti per parecchi mesi. Questo è un risotto sublime, che racchiude molti profumi della nostra Italia. Non mi smentisci mai!

  10. Girl in purple dress

    Simply & beautiful. I absolutely LOVE tomatoes & basil so will definitely be making this. YUMMY!

  11. Javelin Warrior

    This sounds delicious, Alida, and I've never used tomatoes with risotto before. But I'm sure it tastes wonderful and I can't think of a reason why I wouldn't use tomatoes this way… Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Subhie Arun

    lovely risotto…simple n yummy!

  13. Rosita Vargas

    Se ve cremoso y deliciosos me encanta,abrazos y abrazos.

  14. Betsy Brock

    Oh yum…I know we would love this..thanks for the recipe!

  15. Giovanna

    Adoro il sugo di pomodoro fresco e il tuo risotto è golosissimo.Un bacio, buona settimana

  16. Ozlem's Turkish Table

    Welcome back Alida! I know what you mean with missing the warm sunshine, felt the same while in Turkey:) Loved your risotto, looks so delicious and refreshing!;)

  17. All That I'm Eating

    Welcome back! This is a great summer recipe I love risotto with tomatoes.

  18. Anyol

    A nosotros nos encanta, aunque el tomate se lo echamos del que se compra. Te ha quedado muy bueno.

  19. La cucina di Molly

    Che buono, fresco e colorato! Un piatto decisamente estivo che adoro, brava!Ciao

  20. Lory B.

    Sempre buono il risotto pomodoro e basilico!!!! Anzi, mi hai fatto venire una gran voglia, domani lo preparo!!!!Un bacione grande!!!!

  21. Catherine

    Dear Alida, This looks refreshing and delicious. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  22. Zoe

    This dish is beautiful with lots of goodness and flavours from fresh tomatoes and basil. Yum!

  23. Dolcemeringa Ombretta

    Anche se sei tornata in Inghilterra ti porti il sole dentro:) e con questo risotto ci rallegri perché e' bello colorito e con i pomodori di tua mamma chissà che bontà ! Baci

  24. Anu

    Looks bright and refreshing, yum risotto with fresh basil

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