Pasta with Basil, Tomatoes and Garlic

Pasta with Basil, Tomatoes and Garlic

Dinner last night, trying to take advantage of all the fresh tomatoes and basil from our garden.  The recipe comes from “My Recipes”, easy and yummy!

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 1/4 pounds (1 quart) small cherry and teardrop tomatoes (I used a combo of grape, Roma and beefsteak)

3/4 pound seashell pasta (I used a bag of bowties, it was a little over a pound, I just used it all)

1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese (I used shredded)

1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

1  Combine oil, garlic and salt in large bowl.  Chop all tomatoes and add to bowl, stirring to combine.  Let stand about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2  Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.

3  Drain pasta, saving 1 cup cooking water.  Toss pasta with tomato mixture, then with cheese and basil.  Mix in additional pasta water as needed.  Season with salt.

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