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
medium tomatoes, seeded and diced in quarter inch pieces
clove garlic, finely minced
mint leaves, finely chopped
basil leaves, finely chopped
cup extra virgin olive oil
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
teaspoons granulated sugar
ounces dry spaghetti or linguini
Crumbled feta cheese for garnish(optional)
- Combine all ingredients except the pasta and cheese in a small mixing bowl and park it on the counter for a few hours.
- 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.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Fresh Herbs
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Mint