Refreshing Tomato & Basil Summer Pasta Recipe

tomato basil pastaFew things are more universally delicious and satisfying (and easy to make!) than summer pastas. Eaten as a side or a main, you really can't go wrong with a refreshing pasta dish -- especially one with juicy, ripe tomatoes; delectable mozzarella; and zesty basil. Drizzle with some olive oil and fresh herbs -- voila! Super delish. (And incredibly inexpensive!) Let's do Tomato and Basil Pasta tonight, guys. Seriously, it will not disappoint.


Tomato and Basil Pasta


  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 pound cooked and drained short pasta (such as campanelle)
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 pound burrata or mozzarella cheese
  • Small basil leaves


Combine olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Toss in cooked and drained pasta. Tear tomatoes and cheese; scatter over pasta. Garnish with basil leaves, and sprinkle with pepper.


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