Ina Garten’s Summer Garden Pasta

  • 4 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Extra virgin olive oil, as needed
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 18 large basil leaves, julienned, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flake
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb angel hair pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  1. In a large bowl, stir together the cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup olive oil, garlic, basil, red pepper flake, 1 teaspoon of salt, and pepper. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 4 hours.
  2. Just before you’re ready to serve, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add a splash of olive oil and pasta and cook according to package directions.
  3. Drain pasta well and add to bowl with cherry tomatoes. Add parmesan and a few more fresh basil leaves and toss to combine.
  4. Serve with more Parmesan and enjoy!

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