3mediumfirm ripe tomatoes or 20-25 grape or cherry tomatoes*
10fresh basil leaves
3cupscooked pasta (spaghetti)
*If using medium tomatoes then cut and seed them before chopping. Cherry or grape tomatoes just need to be sliced in half.
In a large bowl add the chopped seeded tomatoes or grape tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil and fresh basil, toss gently to combine, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for an hour.
When approximately 35 minutes has passed then bring a large pot of water to boil, add some salt and the pasta, cook al dente. Drain the pasta and add to the bowl, and gently toss to combine. Serve immediately with some chopped fresh basil if desired. Enjoy!
If desired you can add some chopped fresh mozzarella, add it when adding the pasta.