dad's easy salsa pasta
1 lb of your favorite pasta, cooked (i like this dish best with penne)
16 oz fresh salsa or pico de gallo (my friend mary did it with bottled the other day and said it was still yummy though!)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
salt and black pepper, to taste
fresh cilantro (optional - add when cooking salsa or at the end as a topping!)
parmesan cheese (optional)
1. let garlic simmer in non-stick skillet with oil for a few minutes on low heat. add salsa and let simmer on low heat 10-20 minutes (you want the salsa to simmer down until all the veggies are mushy and kind of the same consistency instead of super chunky like it started out).
2. add pasta to skillet and stir until evenly coated. add salt and black pepper to taste. add parmesan cheese if desired. enjoy!