Fusilli with No-Cook Fresh Tomato & Mozzarella Sauce

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Total Time
35mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
15 mins

This recipe is originally from Bon Appetit Magazine. It is absolutely delicious in summertime made with ripe tomatoes. This dish is easy and very healthy, and always receives raves from family and friends. The original recipe called for 6 Tbsp. of olive oil, but I found it too oily; feel free to experiment on your own. The secret lies in allowing the flavors of the tomato sauce to marinate, so don't cut this step short. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Dice tomatoes and mozzarella cheese into 1/2 inch pieces; place in medium bowl.
  2. Mix in basil, olive oil, vinegar, garlic and red pepper flakes.
  3. Season as desired with salt and pepper.
  4. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until al dente (about 9 minutes).
  6. Drain pasta and return to same pot.
  7. Add tomato& cheese mixture and toss with pasta over low heat until cheese begins to melt.
  8. Transfer pasta to platter or large bowl and sprinkle with pine nuts.
  9. Garnish with basil leaves if desired.