Creamy goat cheese, sweet cherry tomatoes, garlic, olives and fresh basil are warmed by the heat of freshly cooked angel hair pasta. That's all there is to this wonderful summer pasta recipe with no-cook sauce.
When tomatoes are in season, things get extra exciting in the kitchen. Ripe, red, sweet and juicy, cherry tomatoes make an incredible no-cook sauce. Slice them in half to release their juices and let their natural flavor shine. The delicate strands of angel hair pasta (my favorite) get completely coated with goat cheese, garlic and herbs, creating instant fresh summer pasta sauce.
How to make Angel Hair Pasta with no-cook sauce
A little slicing and dicing and you'll have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.
- Get a big pot of salted water heating on the stove. While the water heats up, do your chopping and slicing.
- In a large serving bowl, combine the sauce ingredients: cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, olives, capers, garlic, basil, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- When the angel hair is ready, reserve a cup of the cooking water, drain the pasta, dump it into the bowl on top of the sauce ingredients, and toss everything together, letting the heat of the pasta melt the goat cheese and coat the pasta.
- Serve hot, garnished with more fresh basil.
This is the type of meal I crave all summer long - big rustic concoctions using the summer's best seasonal ingredients.
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