Tomato Basil Pasta

Main Ingredients: pasta, tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil,

  • 1 Box pasta

  • 6 large ripe tomatoes, seed and chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced or crushed

  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons black pepper

  1. Cook 1 box of your favorite pasta to al dente, and either rinse with cold water or sprinkle with a drizzle of olive oil to prevent sticking together, refrigerate.

  2. Combine next 6 ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Let the tomato basil mixture `meld together' for a few hours before tossing with pasta to serve. Serves 12 or more

  4. Note: as you finish chopping each tomato, place in colaner to drain before placing it in the bowl.


Variations: Toss 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese with the pasta and the tomato basil dressing. For a hot entree, toss pasta with tomato basil mixture, top with 1 cup grated mozzarella, and heat in oven for 30 minutes.


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