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Sun-Kissed Tomato-Basil Angel Hair Pasta Salad

Posted by Peggy on July 2, 2013

Recipe: Sun-kissed Tomato-Basil Angel Hair


  • 1 pound angel hair pasta*, broken into thirds
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups fresh diced tomatoes and their juices
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 scant teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cut or torn basil
  • 1-1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmigiani Reggiano


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; cook pasta according to package instructions, or to your desired level of doneness.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk balsamic vinegar into oil. With clean hands, mix tomatoes and pasta into vinaigrette. If time allows, let sit in sunlight an hour or two, remixing once or twice.
  3. When ready to serve, toss with peppers, garlic, basil and a cup of Parmesan. Season to taste with kosher salt and additional Parmesan, if desired

*I used half whole wheat and half egg angel hair

Number of servings (yield): 4

Sunshine Time: 1-2 hours Active Time: 20 minutes

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