PENNE WITH BASIL. PLUM TOMATOES & SALT CURED OLIVES

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 8 plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup salt cured olives (black)
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Prepare:

 Wash and dry basil leaves.  Place them in a food processor with garlic, olive oil and vinegar.  Process until smooth, 3-4 seconds.  Cook penne in boiling water; drain.  Add basil mixture to penne.  Stir and keep warm on stove.  Slice plum tomatoes lengthwise in 1/8 inch pieces.  Pit and slice olives.  Heat tomatoes and olives together in separate skillet.  Cook over medium heat 3 minutes.  Toss tomatoes and olives in with penne mixture.  Serve with freshly ground pepper and grated cheese.

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