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Fresh Tomato Pasta Dish


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  • 16 ounces dried pasta
  • 4 fresh tomatoes cut in half, with seeds squeezed out
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, in pieces
  • 1/2 to 1 small red chile pepper, shredded
  • 1/4 cup reserved hot pasta water



Step 1

Follow package directions for cooking pasta. Meanwhile, use a large box grater to grate tomato pulp from the tomato halves. Place the tomato pulp in a large mixing bowl. Add olive oil, garlic, basil leaves and chile pepper, then mix well. When done, drain pasta and immediately mix with tomato sauce reserved pasta water. Serve immediately.


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