I make this every summer when the tomatoes are at their peak. It’s very important to use the best tomatoes you can find and a good quality salt. With so few ingredients, it makes a big difference to the overall taste of the dish. All you need to do is combine the chopped tomatoes with basil, garlic, and olive oil, then stir in the angel hair pasta and top it with Parmesan cheese. Very easy and delicious.
- 5 large tomatoes or 7 medium ones
- 2 handfuls sliced basil leaves
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Maldon sea salt or Himalayan salt preferably, or sea salt
- freshly grounded black pepper
- 1 pound angel hair pasta
- Parmesan cheese to serve
Note that I like to have a generous amount of tomatoes with my pasta. If you prefer less sauce, use 4 large tomatoes.
Start by boiling the water for the pasta. Add 1 tablespoon salt before adding the pasta. Note that it only takes 2 minutes for the angel hair pasta to cook, so add the pasta to the water when your sauce is ready.