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When the temperature climbs, dinner cravings often tend toward light and simple. Make a pasta dish that's packed with the freshest of ingredients, including mozzarella, garlic, basil, and, of course, tomatoes. A little olive oil adds a punch of flavor that rounds out the simple sauce.

Jennifer Gilpin, Fremont, CA
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Credit: Leo Gong; Styling: Dan Brecker

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total:
20 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 tbsp. salt and the penne; cook pasta until just tender to the bite. While pasta is cooking, combine tomatoes, mozzarella, garlic, and basil in a large bowl. Add olive oil and remaining salt to tomato mixture.

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  • Drain pasta, add to tomato mixture, and toss. Add salt to taste. Serve hot, at room temperature, or cold (as a pasta salad).

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

589 calories; calories from fat 46%; protein 19g; fat 30g; saturated fat 8.9g; carbohydrates 63g; fiber 3.7g; sodium 523mg; cholesterol 33mg.
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