PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATOES AND BASIL

Serves 2 to 3. Recipe is from Nancy Fourrier, of Baton Rouge.

3 or 4 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup sliced green onions

1?3 cup olive oil

4 tomatoes, peeled and chopped

1?3 cup coarsely chopped basil

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

½ pound angel hair pasta, cooked and drained

Fresh grated Parmesan cheese

1. Stir-fry garlic and green onions in olive oil for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes.

2. Toss with hot, freshly cooked and drained pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Note: This dish can be doctored by adding shrimp, artichoke hearts or black olives.