Rating: 4.54 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Tomatoes are at their peak in the summer -- toss them with mozzarella cheese, vinegar, olive oil, and parsley for a quick pasta sauce.

Everyday Food, June 2004

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prep:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions; drain.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine tomatoes, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; set aside.

  • In a small skillet, heat oil over low heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring often, until tender and just beginning to take on color, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in red-pepper flakes.

  • Stir garlic mixture into reserved tomato mixture. Add parsley, oregano, mozzarella, and pasta; toss.

Cook's Notes

For cutting tomatoes, any sharp knife will do, but one with a serrated edge is best.

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Reviews (6)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2014
Fresh summer pasta! Quick and easy to make! Made half of the recipe (2 servings) and there were still some for leftovers. Served with a crusty loaf of bread. Will definitely make again!
Rating: Unrated
08/09/2010
Since basil is growing like crazy in my garden right now I use that instead of the parsley. Great recipe on a hot night.
Rating: Unrated
08/04/2010
if you take the time to peel your tomatoes (by blanching them in boiling water fot seconds the peel comes right off), it wil be even better.
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08/12/2008
This was a great recipe! Very easy and my husband loved it! I didn't have any rigatoni, so I used what I had....chicken and cheese raviolis. Highly recommend! My tomatoes were very juicy, I was afraid it would make the pasta mushy, so I drained off most of the juice before I added the olive oil mixture.
Rating: Unrated
05/26/2008
I have made this over and over again. We absolutely love this and it is so easy to make. It is great in the summer when your garden is filled with red ripe juicy and very ready to eat tomatoes.
Rating: Unrated
12/18/2007
This was a really great recipe.
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