Summer Pasta (No-Cook Sauce)
1 pound dried pasta
6 cups chopped tomatoes (combine different types of tomatoes)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup walnuts or pine nuts
Salt and pepper to taste
Cheese for topping: Parmesian or Feta.
1. In large glass bowl, combine tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, basil, salt and pepper, gently toss to combine, cover with saran wrap. Leave out at room temperature. Can be left out all day if it's not too hot outside.
2. Toast walnuts or pine nuts over medium heat in frying pan.
3. Cook pasta.
4. Combine tomato mixture with the cooked pasta.
5. Serve. Sprinkle toasted nuts and cheese on top of each serving.
NOTE: you can add other ingredients to the "sauce," such as, for example, chopped mushrooms, zuchini, or olives. Whatever you like.