This week's quick recipe.

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4 servings

– 2 cups dry penne pasta

– 2 cups chopped heirloom tomatoes

– 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

– About ½ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

– Freshly ground black pepper to taste

– 1 cup (about 1/3 pound) ½-inch cubed fresh mozzarella

– ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, plus extra leaves for garnish

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1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add pasta. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente.

2. While pasta is cooking, place tomatoes and oil in a large bowl and stir to mix. Season with salt and pepper.

3. When pasta is finished cooking, strain and add to tomatoes while still hot. Add cheese and basil, toss gently. Taste and season to taste.

4. To serve, divide pasta among individual plates and garnish with basil leaves.


Data per serving


Calories 473

Protein 14.21g

Fat 27.80g

Carbohydrates 43.51g

Sodium 265mg

Saturated fat 5.35g

Monounsaturated fat 13.91g

Polyunsaturated fat 2.04g

Cholesterol 13.33mg

From “Pike Place Market Cookbook” by Braiden Rex-Johnson.