Fresh Tomato Sauce

2 to 4 tbs olive oil
2 ripe tomatoes, peeled and finely diced
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 to 1 tbs salt (optional)
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves or 1-1/2 minced, fresh
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Pasta of your choice (About 12 oz Cooked and drained)

Combine sauce ingredients in a large bowl. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain well. Add to tomato sauce mixture in bowl and toss gently. Serve at once topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

Yield: About 2-1/4 cups.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana