Foodie Friday - Summer Pasta

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It might be just a tad early yet for homegrown tomatoes, but I'll put this out there anyway. (Once again, a selection from Marilyn Moser-Waxman.. Enjoy!)

Summer Pasta

1 pkg pasta of your choice                                umeboshi vinegar, to taste

3 large fresh tomatoes                                       drizzle of olive oil

1 bunch fresh basil, chopped coarsely            pinch of sea salt

1-2 cloves garlic, minces                                   freshly ground black pepper 

In a bowl, combine the tomato, basil, garlic, umeboshi vinegar and olive oil. Let this mixture sit for about 30-45 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

Cook your favorite pasta, al dente, and rinse to cool since this is more of a summer time dish. Add your tomato- basil mixture and serve.

A bit of freshly crushed black pepper is nice to put on at the end.