Pasta w/ Zippy Herbed Sauce

Makes 8 servings

8 ripe tomatoes, peeled and coarsely
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 c fresh basil, chopped
2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 c olive oil
1 lb small pasta shells, or rotini
1/2 c freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 lb Fontina cheese, finely diced
(about 2 c)
1. Toss tomatoes, garlic, basil,
mint, salt, black pepper, red
pepper and olive oil. Let stand
at room temperature at least 2
hours, tossing occasionally.
2. Cook pasta until al dente.
Meanwhile, add Parmesan and
Fontina to tomato mixture.
Drain pasta and transfer to the
tomato-cheese mixture in
serving bowl. Toss.
3. Garnish as desired with
additional black pepper. Serve
warm or at room temperature.
Note: Best served fresh.

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