Pasta Verano

Ingredients

1 pound angel hair or spaghetti
1 pound of tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and finely diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
3 basil leaves, roughly chopped
1 small sweet onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon good quality balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Preparation

1
Strain the diced tomatoes.
2
In a large bowl, add the remaining diced and chopped vegetables, as well as the oil and vinegar.
3
Season to taste with salt and pepper, and refrigerate until well chilled.
4
Once sauce is sufficiently chilled, start to cook pasta in well-salted water.
5
Strain the pasta, then place it in a serving dish.
6
Drizzle with olive oil and toss until well coated.
7
Spoon the chilled sauce on the top, and serve immediately.

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Anonymous's picture

The quality of the ingredients is always important. Fresh tomatoes are always best, but if tomatoes are not in season, try quality canned tomatoes. San Marzano are what the Italians use. Look for a can that is D.O.P.

About

In Italy, when the first tomatoes of the season are ripe for plucking, they celebrate summer by preparing this delicious pasta dish. It's simple to make, and tastes like the freshness of summer.

The pasta is served piping hot and the sauce chilly cold, creating a temperature contrast that is both refreshing and unexpected. Once introduced to the heat of the pasta, the flavors of the tomato and olive oil burst with flavor.

Yield:

1.0 serving

Added:

May 15, 2010

Creator:

Anonymous

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