Marinated Tomatoes and Mint Over Pasta

July  3, 2012
Author Notes

I love raw tomato sauce with pasta during the summer and make it a variety of ways - with basil- with spicy peppers - with parmesan - with feta. Usually I use parsley and basil for the sauce, but this time I added mint and a little sugar to bring out the sweetness of the tomato and mint when hit with the warm pasta. Easy and tasty for these warm days of summer! —inpatskitchen

  • Serves 2
  • 3 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced in quarter inch pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 10 mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 6 ounces dry spaghetti or linguini
  • Crumbled feta cheese for garnish(optional)
In This Recipe
  1. Combine all ingredients except the pasta and cheese in a small mixing bowl and park it on the counter for a few hours.
  2. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water per package directions. Drain and place in a serving bowl. Stir in the marinated tomatoes and top with the crumbled feta if desired.

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Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!