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  • 1 cloves - garlic, halved
  • 2 pounds - tomatoes, chopped
  • 8 ounces - fresh mozzarella, cut or torn into 1/2" pieces
  • 1/2 cups - coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cups - extra-virgin olive oil
  • - Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pounds - medium shell-shaped or other short pasta
  • Directions:

    Rub the inside of a medium bowl with garlic; discard garlic. Combine tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and oil in bowl; season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Let tomato mixture sit 15 minutes to let flavors meld.

    Meanwhile, cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente; drain. Add pasta to tomato mixture and toss to combine.

    Brief Description

    This dish is equally good at room temperature (read: picnics).

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    Category:  Pasta

    Cuisine:  Italian

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Cook Time: 25 min


    DO AHEAD: Tomato mixture can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and chill. Bring mixture to room temperature before tossing with hot pasta.


    Bon Appetit July 2013

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    August 3, 2013

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