Blink and you'll miss this easy no-cook sauce recipe: Combine chopped tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, vinegar, and basil in a big bowl on the counter, and let them sit until they break down a bit. When the pasta is just cooked, toss it all together with a generous shower of grated Parmesan, which thickens and emulsifies the sauce, plus oil-packed tuna for a jolt of brininess and protein.

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2020

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Credit: Con Poulos

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prep:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
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  • In a large heatproof bowl, combine tomatoes, 1/2 cup oil, garlic, basil, vinegar, and red-pepper flakes. Season generously with salt. Let stand up to 1 hour; remove and discard garlic.

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of generously salted water according to package directions until al dente. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta water, then drain.

  • Immediately transfer pasta to bowl with tomatoes; add tuna, cheese, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Toss well to combine, adding pasta water as needed to create a silky sauce. Serve with more cheese and basil.

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