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Easy Olive Oil, Tomato, and Basil Pasta

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a great pasta that can be eaten at room temperature or as a cold salad. Instant, sophisticated meal or side dish! And colorful, too. Any type of twisty or unusually shaped pasta works well."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 345
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss the cooked pasta, tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and basil. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 345 calories; 14.9 44.1 8.4 0 3 Full nutrition

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I've been making this one for quite awhile with two ingredient additions--mozzarella & a dash of cayenne pepper. I keep the rest of the ingredients the same, but I do change the method! In a l...

Most helpful critical review

Kind of bland. Used garlic and olive oil couscous and extra artichoke marinade.

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I've been making this one for quite awhile with two ingredient additions--mozzarella & a dash of cayenne pepper. I keep the rest of the ingredients the same, but I do change the method! In a l...

Definitely easy and always delicious! Tomato and basil are a classic combination and when they pair with pasta it's bound to be good. I cut the recipe in half and used more tomatoes, a bit less ...

I enjoy making this pasta dish often. I added more tomatoes, some crumbled (plain) feta cheese and toasted pine nuts. Yum!

As an Italian gal lucky enough to grow up with great Italian food, this is classic Italian cooking at it's simplest and best, and I'm so glad it's been submitted in recipe form so even those not...

Wow!!! Awesome!!! LOVED IT! I am hoping to make this one again VERY SOON! Also, I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of chopping tomatoes, and instead of fresh basil, I used one-eighth of a cu...

Excellent. I happen to have (fresh from the farm) Roma tomatoes and basil so I had to make this. Of course I added extra tomatoes, basil and garlic and used less olive oil...also added parm ch...

This recipe was pretty good and perfect for a quick last-minute meal. I think it would have been better with more tomatoes.

Something new and different from the pasta salad I usually make. I put some parmesan on it which was very good, if I make it again I'll add olives.

This really hit the spot! This is an awesome EASY vegan recipe. I made these modifications...mixed tomato, 4 garlic cloves minced, chopped basil and olive oil 2 hours in advance and let it sit...