A simple tomato and basil sauce is something that every cook should be able to make from scratch. This pasta sauce is so fresh and easy.
vine tomatoes 4 large, diced
garlic 1 clove, crushed
basil a small bunch, keep a few leaves to serve
extra-virgin olive oil 4 tbsp
parmesan (or vegetarian alternative) to serve (optional)
Cook the pasta. Toss together the tomatoes, garlic, shredded basil and oil and season well. Drain the pasta, reserving 2 tbsp of the cooking liquid. Toss everything together, sprinkle with basil leaves and serve with parmesan, if using.