Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Best when made with fresh vine-ripened tomatoes and when basil is in season. Try adding 1/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes to oil mixture for a bit of a bite. Cooking time includes marinating time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together tomatoes, basil and garlic in bowl with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. (Add optional red pepper flakes if desired.) Cover with olive oil and let sit for 1 hour.
  3. Cook pasta al dente.
  4. Drain and place in serving bowl.
  5. Add tomato mixture and mozzarella.
  6. Toss until cheese begins to melt.
  7. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and pine nuts and serve.

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