Fresh Basil Pasta


prep 0:45      


4 servings



1/4 cup minced sweet basil
4 md. tomatoes
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup good olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 box pasta (your choice)


Mix basil, tomatoes, garlic and oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Let mixture stand for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, but leave approximately 1/4 cup of the pasta water on the pasta. Combine pasta and pasta water with basil/tomato mixture and enjoy!!

Author's Comments

This is fast and easy. You may not be able to stand six cloves of garlic. (or should I say your partner may not be able to stand it after you have had six cloves of garlic??) You can adjust that to taste.

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3 Recipe Reviews

georgie zuzak

georgie zuzak reviewed Fresh Basil Pasta on May 25, 2000

you can never have too much garlic.

lou johns

lou johns reviewed Fresh Basil Pasta on March 3, 2002

One great reciepe,only I like to add a hand full of grated pecironi romano cheese to pasta, and mix thoughly, ciao


kim reviewed Fresh Basil Pasta on May 22, 2002

This is my favorite pasta dish of all times! It's fast, easy, and has great flavor!