Pasta with zippy herbed sauce

Posted on August 20, 2012 by admin
Pasta with zippy herbed sauce
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 8
 

Ingredients
  • 8 ripe tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 c fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¾ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ c olive oil
  • 1 lb small pasta shells, or rotini
  • ½ c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ lb Fontina cheese, finely diced (about 2 c)

Instructions
  1. Toss tomatoes, garlic, basil, mint, salt, black pepper, red pepper and olive oil. Let stand at room temperature at least 2 hours, tossing occasionally.
  2. Cook pasta until al dente. Meanwhile, add Parmesan and
  3. Fontina to tomato mixture. Drain pasta and transfer to the
  4. tomato-cheese mixture in serving bowl. Toss.
  5. Garnish as desired with additional black pepper. Serve
  6. warm or at room temperature. Note: Best served fresh.