We rinse and pat dry the tomatoes. We cut off and discard the small stem end, and then halve the smaller grape tomatoes and cut the larger ones into 3 or 4 pieces. We place them in a bowl and sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper.
When the pot of water is boiling, we add salt and the dried pasta. We stir and cook according to the package directions.
Before we drain the cooked pasta, we remove ¼ cup of the pasta cooking liquid. We drain and add the pasta back to the pot. We add the garlic and olive oil, the cooking liquid, and the cut-up tomatoes. We toss in the parsley and tear the basil into the pasta. We stir and taste for seasoning.
We serve the pasta warm or chilled.