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Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce

Bursting with garden-fresh flavour – the key to this four-ingredient 10 minute sauce is not to skimp or omit anything. Feel free to add a splash of wine to the sauce.

Serve 2-4

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

4 cups whole cherry tomatoes

2-3 tbsp chopped fresh garlic

Generous handful fresh chopped basil leaves

Parmesan cheese, as much as you like

Salt, to taste

8 oz spaghetti or pasta of your choice

In a large pot of boiling water that has been well salted, cook the pasta. Meanwhile, start the sauce.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil or medium-high heat. Add the tomatoes and season with salt. Let cook until the skins begin to break, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and using the back of a wooden spoon, gently smash the tomatoes. At this point, you can add a splash of white wine if you like. Let the sauce cook until it has thickened slightly, a couple more minutes.

Drain the pasta reserving a cup of pasta water. Add the cooked pasta and the basil to the sauce. Stir to coat the pasta. You can add a bit of reserved pasta water if the sauce becomes too thick. Transfer to serving plates and top with lots of freshly grated parmesan cheese. Top Stories

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