Rotini in Summer Tomato Basil Sauce

Prep Time: 40 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Total Time: 50 min
Servings: 6
  • 4 large very ripe tomatoes, cored and chopped
  • 3/4 cup Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil (approx.), divided
  • 1/2 cup tightly packed slivered fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lb dried rotini
  • Freshly ground pepper
      • In large bowl, combine tomatoes, 3/4 cup olive oil, basil, garlic and salt; let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
      • In large pot of boiling salted water, cook rotini for about 8 minutes or until al dente.
        Drain pasta and return to pot; toss with tomato sauce. Let stand for 5 minutes. Taste, adding up to 1/4 cup olive oil, if needed, for flavor. Season generously with pepper.

       

      Tip: This dish must be made with very ripe tomatoes, preferably locally grown. For variety, try adding drained capers, slivered ripe olives or cooked shrimp or scallops to the sauce.

       

      Recipe Provided by Chef Sharon Sanders

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    Categories

    Lunch

    Ingredient: Pasta

    Cooking Method: Sauté / Pan Fry

    World Cuisine: Italian

    Product: Extra Virgin

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