When the temperature is hovering around 40c as it has been here lately, the last thing you want to do is slave over a hot stove for too long or have the oven heating up the kitchen. This pasta dish with sweet cherry tomatoes is so easy and refreshing, a perfect dinner for a hot summer night. The only cooking required here is boiling up some pasta and by the time it’s cooked, the cool tomatoes are ready to be tossed through. Add as much shaved parmesan over the top as you like.250g cherry tomatoes, mixed colours2 tblspns olive oil1 tblspn balsamic vinegarsalt and pepperhandful fresh basil, roughly sliced200g spaghettishaved parmesanGet a large pot of salted water to boiling point then add the spaghetti. While that’s cooking, halve or quarter the cherry tomatoes and put in a bowl with the oil, balsamic, basil, salt and pepper and mix well. By now the spaghetti should be cooked so drain it and toss through the tomato mixture. Divide into two bowls and top with shaved parmesan. Serves 2.