4 medium tomatoes, diced (4 cups)
2 tsp. dried basil
2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tsp. salt (optional)
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
6 oz. your favorite shape pasta
grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Mix the first five ingredients and let sit at room temperature at least one hour.
Cook pasta according to package directions and drain. Top pasta with tomato mixture. Serve immediately and top with Parmesan cheese if desired. Makes 6 cups (four 1 1/2 cup servings).
Nutrition Info Per Serving: 2 1/2 cup servings; 193 calories; 1g fat (0g sat. fat); 0mg cholesterol; 9 mg sodium; 39g carbohydrate; 4g dietary; 6g sugars and 8g protein. Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 vegetable.