Here is a fabulous hot summer pasta that cooks in the sun. That’s right, it cooks in the sun!! No need to have your stove going as this is really using solar energy!!! I have made this pasta a few times and it is like bruschetta mixed with pasta. What is not to like about that!! A great vegetarian option too!! Make up a bowl and let it sit while you relax with a book. It is served at sun temperature not room temperature and it great with a crusty loaf of bread. Pick a hot day where you really don’t feel like cooking and the sun is beating down. The perfect summer meal!!!
5-6 large beefsteak tomatoes, chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced very finely
1 cup chopped basil
1/2 cup olive oil
1 lb. penne pasta
Salt and pepper to taste
Shaved Parmesan for garnish
Place the tomatoes, basil and garlic in a large bowl. Cover with the olive oil. Let sit in the sun for 2 hours. Stirring once or twice.
Cook pasta to desired tenderness (I don’t like it too al dente for this recipe). Toss with the tomato mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Top with Parmesan. Serve with a crusty loaf of bread for dipping.