About this recipe: Dinner doesn't get any easier (or fresher) than this! Simply chop up some ripe tomatoes, garlic and basil; mix with a drop of olive oil and spoon on top of hot pasta. Add crushed chillies if you fancy some heat!
Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.
Something else. Excellent recipe, however it needs just a little more flavour. Don't forget to add half a minced red onion (or more to taste). That really complements the tomato flavour. Salt needs to be about half a teaspoon and a hint of freshly ground black pepper. Also, if you're in a hurry or out of fresh tomatoes, the tinned tomatoes actually substitute quite well. You can buy whole tinned and chop them yourself or buy them already chopped. Oh, and I think 4 T of olive oil was fine since I am not too fond of oil. I would just add an extra tomato or two to have enough sauce. FABULOUS fresh recipe. - 21 Jul 2008
Used different ingredients. This recipe was perfect for the fresh tomatoes I picked out of my garden. I didn't have time to let the sauce 'sit' and it still tasted great. I did slightly alter the recipe. I used penne for my pasta, reduced the the garlic to 1 clove and added 250g boiled prawns to the finished product -- which helped to make it a bit more hearty for my family. - 21 Jul 2008