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Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 lb rotini pasta
  • 2 lbs plum tomatoes or 2 lbs roma tomatoes, diced
  • 3 -4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • fresh basil leaves, chopped,to taste ( I use about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese ( fresh is best)

Directions

  1. Mix together the tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, and basil.
  2. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, and rinse under cold water; drain.
  4. Mix pasta with tomato mixture until well-combined.
  5. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve with additional Parmesan, if desired.

 Bruchetta

Just ignore the tortellini!

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