The distinctively fresh taste of cilantro enlivens a flavorful mix of chopped tomatoes, basil, oregano, olive oil and a dash of sugar. Toss with hot pasta and finish with a dusting of Parmesan cheese.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 pound pasta
- 4 large tomatoes, cubed
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 pinch dried basil
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cilantro, basil, sugar and oregano; mix well, then add olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
Combine sauce with pasta and toss to coat. Top with cheese and serve.