Heat olive oil in frying pan over medium low heat and add garlic.
Cook just for a few seconds, mostly to infuse the oil with the garlic.
Transfer oil and garlic to a large bowl and add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and basil.
Cover and let the tomato mixture sit at room temperature for at least a few hours.
Cook and drain the pasta, add the pasta to the tomato mixture and toss to combine. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Our friend Chris Grant rolled this little treasure out on our trip to Croatia. It has been a staple of an easy light meal that can be thrown together in no time.
This is your travel dish. Make it in the morning, cover and let sit. Then when you come home, boil the pasta, add the tomatoes and you have a great light meal.
© Glenn & Karen Marcus