Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cool summer recipe

Pasta with a taste of summer (add any veggies you enjoy raw)

1 lb rotini pasta
2 lbs plum tomatoes or roma tomatoes, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup olive oil
fresh basil leaf, chopped,to taste (I use about 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (fresh is best)

Mix together the tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, and basil. Refrigerate 2 hours. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, and rinse under cold water; drain.

Mix pasta with tomato mixture until well-combined. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with additional Parmesan, if desired.