Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta

There's no better way to showcase Summer's abundant tomatoes, fragrant fresh basil, and garlic than with this wonderful recipe made with Angel Hair pasta. It is summer on a plate!

Ingredients

Angel hair pasta 13 1/4 Ounce
Water 1 Gallon
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Fresh tomatoes 5 Cup (80 tbs) , chopped
Fresh basil leaves 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , chopped finely
Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm) , chopped finely
Regular salt 1 Teaspoon
Cracked black pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon , shredded (Optional) (Optional)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. In a large pot cook the pasta with water.

2. Once cone drain return to pan toss with 1 tablespoon oil and keep it aside.

MAKING

3. Meanwhile, in large bowl, toss together tomatoes, basil, garlic and remaining 1 tablespoon oil.

4. Add salt and pepper as desired.

FINALIZING

5. Arrange pasta on plate and top it with the tomato mixture.

SERVING

6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with crusty Italian bread.

NOTE

Use fresh, firm, ripe tomatoes. Could include heirlooms, grape, cherry, etc.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 241Calories from Fat 48

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 278 mg11.58%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet