Roasted Cherry Tomato Linguine

Ingredients

2 pounds red cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 pound tomatoes, cut into eighths
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons vegetable broth
3 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup fresh basil, cut chiffonade
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 cup pecorino cheese, finely shredded

Preparation

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In a large baking dish, preferably glass, combine tomatoes, oil, broth garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, and pepper flakes. Place on the oven's middle rack and roast, stirring regularly, until tomatoes are tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and combine with basil, parsley and oregano.
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Meanwhile, prepare linguine, straining 2 minutes before recommended by package directions.
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Return linguine to the pot, add tomato mixture and continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Add the ricotta and stir in until melted and smooth.
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Serve topped with pecorino.

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Roasting enhances the flavors of any vegetable, but seems to add a wonderful, rich sweetness when done with tomatoes. This recipe takes that sweetness, compliments it with fresh herbs and a touch of heat from red pepper flakes, with some low-fat ricotta to smooth it all out. I topped it with some salty, nutty pecorino cheese.

Yield:

6

Added:

August 1, 2010

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