Indulge in the vibrant flavors of Italy with this authentic pasta dish featuring a refreshing twist—a raw sauce bursting with the essence of ripe tomatoes, aromatic herbs, and zesty garlic. This recipe showcases the beauty of simplicity, allowing the natural freshness of the ingredients to shine through. The uncooked sauce perfectly complements the al dente pasta, creating a harmonious marriage of flavors and textures. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a novice in the kitchen, this dish promises to transport you to the heart of Italian cuisine with every delectable bite. Prepare to savor a truly authentic culinary experience that celebrates the beauty of raw ingredients and the joy of simple yet satisfying flavors.
- 12 ounces (340g) spaghetti or your favorite pasta
- 2 large ripe tomatoes, diced
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
- Prepare the sauce: In a bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, olive oil, minced garlic, basil leaves, and parsley leaves. Mix well to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the sauce sit for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Cook the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
- Combine the pasta and sauce: Add the cooked and drained pasta to the bowl of sauce. Toss well to coat the pasta evenly with the raw sauce. Make sure all the pasta strands are well coated.
- Serve: Divide the pasta among serving plates or bowls. If desired, sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the top. Serve immediately while the pasta is still warm.
Note: Fresh mozzarella will also be very good in this dish. Be sure to get a very high quality olive oil. Enjoy your authentic pasta dish with a fresh, raw sauce!
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