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Monday, August 15, 2011

Tomato Basil Pasta

Sweet summertime! It has been pretty hot this summer and August is here. The last couple of days have been beautiful though with a wonderful breeze! One of the things I love about summer is the fresh fruits and vegetables. If you read this blog you know I belong to a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture.
I get wonderful fresh certified organic vegetables. My favorite are the tomatoes!

Growing up in an Italian household you couldn't get enough of these plump, delicious things! One recipe I grew up on was this pasta!

It is easy and delicious.

The ingredients are
Tomatoes 6-8 diced
Extra Virgin Olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
fresh basil 

Cut tomatoes into diced pieces and fill bowl. Mince 3 cloves of garlic and 1/2 tsp salt. You can chop if you would like it stronger. I like a lot of fresh basil. 4-5 leaves chopped and 1/4 cop of Olive Oil. Mix together and add water to top tomatoes. Let stand and marinate a few hours. Overnight is great too! The longer it sits the better it tastes.

Using fresh ingredients are the key! If you don't have fresh basil used dried but fresh is better.

Your mixture should look like this. Now boil a pound of your favorite pasta. Add this on top like a sauce. It does not get cook.  The heat from the pasta warms it and you will not be able to stop eating it!

This mixture is also great to top chicken and steak. Enjoy!


TheCrankyCrow said...

WooHoo!!! :o))) I'm so happy!!! Yippee!!! Thank you so, so, much Deneen!!! What a wonderful, wonderful start to my week!!! Yea! And congratulations to Angie too!!! I'm off to email you my mailing info - and thanks so much, Deneen, for this wonderful and generous giveaway (and drawing my name!!) (PS - this recipe looks pretty yummy too!!) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Congrats to all the lucky winners!!!
Thanks Deneen for hosting a wonderful and funfilled giveaway!!
Prim Blessings