Cut up the tomato and ham into easy to eat pieces.
Combine the tomato and ham with grated garlic, chopped basil and olive oil. Season with black pepper.
Boil the pasta.
-I used a 1.4 mm diameter type.
When the pasta is cooked, drain and rinse well in cold water, then drain well in a colander.
Add the grated cheese to the mixture from Step 1, taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper.
Transfer to a cool looking serving plate and it's done.
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Story Behind this Recipe
This has become a family favorite since I started growing tomatoes and basil in our vegetable garden.
You just have to mix things together so it's very easy. Thin pasta is best for this. If you are basil-lover, please use a lot of it! Cured ham is rather salty, so please taste and adjust the seasonings.