Got Tomatoes? Make this Great Simple Pasta Sauce

I love tomatoes, and I never have a problem finding a way to eat them.  I have fresh tomatoes with couple of olives and toast for breakfast, have tabbouli with extra chopped tomatoes for lunch and a sliced tomato as a side dish for dinner. At this rate, I may cause the extinction of tomatoes by 2025.

At this time of the year, I love picking fresh vine tomatoes from anyone who offer them for me. When I return to my  kitchen and ponder on what to make, this easy tomato pasta sauce is the first recipe that comes to mind.  My family loves it and it is a piece of cake to make.

Fresh Sauce Pasta

serves 4

5           medium ripe yet firm tomatoes, diced into 1/2-inch thick cubes

8          scallions, chopped

1/4      cup chopped fresh basil

1          clove garlic, chopped

1/4      cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

1         pound short pasta

2         freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional

-Bring salted water to boil in pasta pot.  When the water boil, drop the pasta, stir and bring back to a boil.  Boil the pasta for 7 minutes or until the pasta al-dente.

-Just 1 minute before the pasta is done, heat the olive oil in large saute pan and cook the vegetables for 1 minute.  Drain the pasta well and add to the vegetables.  Stir, add the salt, the pepper, the garlic and the basil.  Turn off the heat and serve.

This pasta dish is great hot or cold.

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