Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook til tender but still firm.
Meanwhile, pour oil into a large skillet set over medium heat. Add garlic and stir til lightly browned and toasted, about 3 minutes.
Immediately add tomatoes and salt and toss in the oil til warmed through but not cooked. Remove skillet from heat. When spaghetti is done, drain it and toss with tomatoes in the skillet or in the pasta pot if the skillet is not large enough.Sprinkle with the herbs and cheese and toss again.
Tip pasta out onto a large warm platter and serve at once. Makes 4 servings.