Friday, November 30, 2007

SUMMER PASTA--Lynne Snyder

Summer Pasta! Yum.
The best pasta you will ever eat. I promise.
SUMMER PASTA--Lynne Snyder

4 cups chopped ripe tomatoes (I use Roma tomatoes)
1 (16 oz.) can black olives, sliced in thirds
½ cup chopped fresh basil or 2 Tbs. dried
2 Tbs. olive oil
2 Tbs. (or more) balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
pepper to taste (use a lot of pepper)
salt (start with ½ tsp. and add if needed)
Angel hair pasta

Mix all sauce ingredients together.

Boil Angel hair pasta 4 to 4½ minutes. Drain pasta, rinse with very hot water and drain again. Serve w/ room temp. sauce.

This is the very best pasta I have ever tasted. When I first made Summer Pasta we loved it so much we ate it eight times in one month. I gave the recipe (plus a bunch of basil) to a friend and later she said "Lynne, we ate Summer Pasta eight times that month." (It must be a rule.) Almost all my neighbors now grow basil just so they can have Summer Pasta. Last winter I got a craving for it and so I used 2 Tbs. dried instead of the fresh basil and it was wonderful.