No-Cook Summer Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta

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No Cook Summer Pasta

Scratch/ Maria Rodale

“I call this my no-cook pasta because you don’t have to cook the sauce. I made this up when my family and I were all starving and it was hot. I happened to have some fresh organic rigatoni pasta from my local farmer’s market on hand and tried a fresher take on a conventional tomato-based sauce. Everyone love it and it was so easy; it makes an excellent summer pasta dish.” – Maria Rodale, author of Scratch: Home Cooking For Everyone Made Simple, Fun, and Totally Delicious.

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6
Servings
519
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound pasta, such as rigatoni
  • 5 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 5 or 6 small tomatoes chopped
  • 8 Ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into small pieces
  • ¼ Cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ Cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • grated pecorino cheese, for serving

Directions

Cook the pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the oil, garlic, tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, and parsley and toss to combine.

Drain the pasta, add to the bowl, and toss to coat, adding more oil if necessary. Season with pepper to taste and pass grated pecorino at the table.

Summer Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Summer Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
34%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Protein
19g
38%
Carbs
62g
21%
Vitamin A
123µg
14%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.6%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10.7%
Vitamin C
15mg
26%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
61µg
76%
Calcium
251mg
25%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
34µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
34µg
8%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
60mg
15%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
323mg
46%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
426mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
9.9%
Sodium
279mg
12%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.3%
Zinc
2mg
15%