It is that wonderful time of year when I am inundated with tomatoes. Every morning there are more beautiful, red fruits just begging to be picked. It really is true that there is NOTHING like a home grown tomato. I have a super fast and delicious recipe for all those extra guys you have from your garden. "Tomato Ziti" is ready in less than fifteen minutes and it's healthy to boot.
ziti pasta (whole wheat is best)
tomatoes (I used grape because that's what I had the most of at the time)
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup Parmesan cheese
red pepper flakes to taste (I like mine spicy so I add a tablespoon)
Put your pasta on to boil in salted water. Follow the al dente directions on the box for how long to cook. While that's going, heat your tomatoes in a saute pan with a tablespoon of oil. Cook on medium heat until tomatoes start to burst. Add the olive oil, Parmesan cheese and pepper flakes and gently combine with the tomatoes. Toss with the drained pasta and add basil leaves just before you serve. Scrumptious!