Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it. Cook the pasta until it’s al dente (look at directions on box for the exact time).
While the pasta is cooking, prep the cherry tomatoes.
Cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters and add to a large bowl.
Add the extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, and basil.
Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Stir to combine.
As soon as the pasta is al dente, drain it. Drizzle some olive oil on the pasta and stir it together so it won’t stick. Let the pasta cool down a few minutes before adding to the bowl with the cherry tomatoes.
Once the pasta has cooled down, add it to the bowl with the cherry tomatoes and stir to combine. Check the seasoning, and add more salt and pepper to taste. Add some more fresh basil, if you like. Drizzle on a little more extra-virgin olive oil, if needed, and serve. Enjoy!