Lovely Summer Linguine


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  • Prep Time:
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    10 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    20 Mins
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Lovely Summer Linguine
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Makes: 4 servings

Description: Nothing could be easier, or more fresh and delicious, than this pasta, which takes advantage of the freshest of summer ingredients: ripe cherry tomatoes, basil, and garlic.

1 lb.  linguine
1 lb.  assorted color tomatoes
1 large handful  basil leaves, chopped just before you add them
1 clove  garlic, peeled, smashed, and finely chopped
1/2 cup  extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon  red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon  balsamic vinegar

Instructions: Cook pasta according to package directions in a big pot of boiling water. (I add about 3 T. salt to my pasta water - I want it salty as the sea.) Cook just until it's al dente - which means there is still a little bite to it. Taste it when it's approaching the low end of the cooking time so that it doesn't overcook. For linguine, that's usually about 9 minutes.
While pasta is cooking, chop your tomatoes so that they're bite-sized. Add herbs, olive oil, garlic, and vinegars.
Taste, and season with salt and pepper. Taste again, and add more seasoning, if needed. If tomatoes aren't overly juicy, use your hands or a potato masher to scrunch them a bit.
Drain pasta, dump it back in the pot, and pour tomato mixture over steaming pasta.
Mix thoroughly, and serve.
(Don't be afraid to add more olive oil, or vinegar, or pepper. Taste as you cook, and adjust the flavor and seasoning to what tastes good to you.)

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  • Author image By shirowat
    Apr 20, 2018   Edit

    This sounds delicious. My daughter - in - love has a beautiful basil plant. We need to try this soon.

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