Seashells with Basil and Tomatoes2012-06-02
- Servings : 6
- Prep Time : 45m
- Cook Time : 10m
- Ready In : 45m
Just to be clear, I don’t even like tomatoes. They taste fine, but I hate to chop them, I hate the clean up and it doesn’t seem worth the hassle for something that tastes “fine”. But this recipe may be a game changer.
Obviously it’s quick and easy and all that, but it tastes good to boot – cold or hot. Eat it for dinner. Eat it as a side salad. Take it on a picnic or a potluck. Everyone will thank you.
- 1/2 Cup of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Large Garlic Cloves, Finely Chopped
- 3/4 Teaspoon of Salt
- 1 Small Basket of Small Cherry Tomatoes
- 3/4 Pound of Shell Pasta (about 3/4 of a box)
- 1/2 Cup of Chopped Fresh Basil
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
Combine OIL, GARLIC and SALT into a bowl and mix.
Chop 1 CUP TOMATOES and add to the bowl. Cut the rest of the TOMATOES into halves and add to the bowl and mix.
Let this mixture sit for 30 minutes (20 minutes if your impatient like me), stirring occasionally. Meanwhile cook the pasta and drain. Save 1/2 CUP of PASTA WATER.
Mix the PASTA with the TOMATO MIXTURE and stir. Add in the BASIL and a little of the PASTA WATER if you'd like the mixture to be a little softer.
Add SALT and PEPPER to taste, garnish with more basil if desired, and serve hot or cold.
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