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Linguine With Tomatoes And Basil

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Ingredients
  Ripe tomatoes 8 Large, peeled, seeded and cut into bite size pieces
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into strips
  Grated parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sliced ripe olives 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sliced green olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), minced
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Ground pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Linguine/Spaghetti 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. Take a large bowl and mix Parmesan cheese, olive oil, tomatoes, basil, green olives, ripe olives, pepper, garlic and salt.
2. Cover the bowl and keep aside for 2 hours at room temperature.
3. Take an 8-quart stockpot, add 6 quarts of boiling salted water and cook linguine for 8 to 10 minutes or till it is firm tender. Drain off excessive water.
4. Transfer back to stockpot and add tomato mixture and toss well.

SERVING
5. Serve hot with Parmesan cheese.

TIP
1. If spaghetti is used instead of linguine, cook 10 to 12 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Basil
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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