Fresh Tomato & Basil Pasta


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Healthy in a Hurry

Healthy in a Hurry

By Karen Ansel and Charity Ferreira

Published 2012

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This celebration of tomatoes is a nearly no-cook pasta dish, perfect for summer evenings when it’s too hot to linger at the stove. Reserve this delicious pasta for when tomatoes are juicy and at their peak; the rest of the year, substitute tomato sauce.


  • extra-virgin olive oil, ¼ cup(2 fl oz/60 ml)
  • balsamic vinegar


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Cut tomatoes in half horizontally and gently squeeze out seeds and discard, using your fingertip to nudge them if necessary. Chop tomatoes into bite-sized chunks. Add to bowl and stir gently to