This is a great recipe to have on hand when it’s hot, you don’t wanna cook, but you want
something good. You can use more or less olive oil, vinegar, and salt – these are guidelines.
¾ C. good olive oil
1 ½ Tb. balsamic vinegar
1 ½ Tb red wine vinegar
3 to 4 lbs. of ripe tomatoes, cut into medium dice
Handful of basil or oregano leaves, chopped
Sea salt and fresh pepper
1 large clove garlic, very finely minced
1 lb. spiral pasta
Blend oil and vinegars in a big bowl, then add the tomatoes and squish ‘em to release some
juice. Stir in whichever herb you’re using then add the salt, pepper, and garlic. Cover the bowl
and let the whole thing marinate at room temp for about an hour. Cook the pasta, drain it, and
add it to the tomato mixture. Let the pasta/tomato mixture stand for 15 minutes at room
temp; it will absorb all kinds of flavor and get delicious. Season it a bit more with salt and
pepper and serve to your grateful, cool guests.