Simple Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil
There’s something special about a simple pasta recipe. You can taste the flavors, the texture and have the full eating pasta experience.
- extra-virgin olive oil
- garlic cloves finely chopped
- small basket of cherry tomatoes
- teaspoon of salt
- pound of pasta
- chopped fresh basil
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a standard bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, and salt and mix thoroughly.
Chop 1 cup of tomatoes and add them 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, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package instructions. When draining the pasta, reserve a ½ cup of the 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. Serve hot or cold.
The best quality is always extra virgin since it means it has been obtained from the very first press of the olives.
Because of the simplicity of this pasta recipe, the quality of the olive oil we use will have a big impact on the outcome of the final product.
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