Pasta with Marinated Farm Market Tomatoes
8 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes - drained and coarsely chopped
2 cloves of garlic - chopped
¼ cup olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1# penne pasta - cooked al dente
1 ½ cups basil leaves - loosely packed
Combine fresh and sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Marinate at room temperature for 45 minutes - stirring once or twice.
Boil pasta in salted and oiled water until al dente - drain well and place in a large bowl.
While still hot, combine the pasta with the raw tomato sauce. Coarsely chop the basil and combine with the pasta. Serve immediately. This dish can also be served at room temperature.