Tony's Summer Pasta

Tony's Summer Pasta

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Recipe by  KDCG

“Here is a quick dinner idea, perfect for a hot summer night. Try it with crusty sourdough bread to complete the meal.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook linguini pasta until al dente. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, in large bowl combine the chopped tomatoes, grated mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, garlic salt, and ground black pepper. Allow to stand at room temperature until pasta has finished cooking.
  3. Toss drained and slightly warm pasta with tomato mixture. Serve cool.

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Simple, delicious - and not just for summer! Although, I'll definitely remember this for summer when garden ripe tomatoes are in season. I subbed penne pasta for the linguini and opted to use fresh mozzarella that I sliced and chopped vs. shredded. I also used regular salt vs. garlic salt. This is a great side dish for any meal or you could make this a meal in and of itself it's so good. Next time I might add a splash of balsamic vinegar or a bit of crushed red pepper flakes for a little pizzaz!



I used bocconcini (little fresh mozzarella balls) instead of the shredded mozzarella and red-ripe Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped. I skipped the garlic salt - totally unnecssary. To avoid a strong taste of raw garlic I mixed the minced garlic with a little salt, then used the flat side of my chef's knife to mash it into a paste. I added all ingredients to taste rather than measuring. A plate of this and I'm happy. Very happy.



I made this the other night for my husband - one of the "pickiest eaters in the world" and he LOVED it. I would highly reccommend this to anyone - easy to prepare and delicious!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 650 cal
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs
  • 63.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 29.8 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 556 mg
  • 22%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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