2 pounds tomatoes roughly chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon salt
1 dash red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Mix and let sit at room temperature 1 to 2 hours
Ingredients for cheese mixture:
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (shredded)
1/2 cup mozzarella (shredded)
pepper to taste
Mix together and let sit while pasta cooks
Cook 1 pound of pasta, drain, add cheese and tomato mixture add 1 to 2 ladles of pasta water. Enjoy!
This combination of fresh ingredients in this dish are just made for each other, great way to wind down the end of summer! The smells and flavor of this dish are vibrant and incredible. After sitting a bit decided to make a cup of hot tea keeping the same theme of fresh ingredients using mint from the garden. Used about a handful of mint leaves. Boiled about 1 and 1/2 cups water, added mint, voila! 4 to 6 minutes later a great cup of tea.