No Cook Pasta Sauce
Start to Finish: 20 minutes
8 ounces short pasta such as ziti
2 cups fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves tightly packed and cut into thin strips
4 ounces fresh mozzarella, chopped into bite-size pieces
Fresh Parmesan cheese, shredded to taste
Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain well and set aside.
2. Meanwhile, mix your tomatoes with juices, garlic, olive oil, basil leaves and mozzarella cheees in a large bowl. Stir well. Set aside to marinate.
3. When pasta is done, add it to the bowl with the marinating cheese and toss to mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Shred the Parmesan cheese directly over the bowl. Toss and serve while hot.
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