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This ia a wonderful recipe. I had to use regular fresh tomatoes vs the plum but even with the extra juice it was still lovely. I used fresh mozzarella (in a 1/2 inch dice) and fresh basil. This makes such a fresh taste. I cooked some large sliced sweet Italian sausage and blended with the sauce just before plating over the pasta. A lively fresh summer sauce. Thank you so much for posting!
YUMMY! I absolutely loved this, and I can't believe how easy it was to prepare. I followed the recipe exactly. The basil gives this so much delicious flavor, and I also love the pine nuts for the added texture. I brought a bowl to work with me for lunch today and I can't wait to eat it. I think this would also be delicious cold. I will make this often. Thanks so much for posting!
This was a delicious and great way to utilize this summer's tomato crop. I used both the italian plum and cherry tomatoes. This could work well with canned diced tomatoes off-season too. I omitted the pepper flakes and substituted chopped walnuts for the pine nuts. Next time I'll add some fresh parsley. This was great with penne. For one non-dairy serving I used unripened goat cheese with good results. Thanks for a great recipe.
Was looking forward to this recipe but was a bit disappointed – having said that I had to use dried basil – so may have been improved if I had used the fresh stuff. I didn’t grate the mozzarella so didn’t melt to well – Would try again but grate cheese and use fresh herbs
It is sometimes difficult to please both the vegetarians and non-vegetarians in my family with a single dish, but this one fit the bill. We all liked it very much. The flavour is reminiscent of bruschetta. I grated low fat mozarella on the large holes of a box grater so it would melt more easily, and so the flavour could penetrate better. I omitted the pine nuts, but followed the recipe as written otherwise. I know I will make this frequently over the summer.
I've been looking for this recipe as I used to make it often, but lost it. It's so good with garden fresh tomatoes and basil. I omit both the pine nuts and the red pepper.
Outstanding pasta salad made with summer-fresh tomatoes and basil. How could anything with this much mozzarella be otherwise? Didn't and won't change a thing. These ingredients really do make a no-cook sauce and it's excellent.
i absolutely love this dish, especially in summer when tomatoes are at their best. i left out the pine nuts and red pepper flakes and still thought this dish had great flavor. thanks for posting!!
My only problem with this dish is that for me, the pine nuts overpowered the rest of the dish, so next time I will use less of them. Outside of that, it was wonderful. It tasted even better the second day, and it passed one of my favorite tests for tomato based vegetarian dishes. It was great even when I ate it cold for lunch. It's also really easy to make. Try it.