Quick Summer Pasta with Goat Cheese and Cherry Tomatoes (No-cook sauce)

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A super quick and easy recipe for bright summery pasta with flavorful no-cook sauce.




  1. Set a large pot of salted water on the stove to boil. While it comes to a boil, prepare the sauce ingredients.
  2. In a large serving bowl combine the tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, and half the basil. Toss well.
  3. Cook pasta al dente* which will take just a few minutes so watch carefully.
  4. As soon as the pasta is tender but still has some bite, drain it in a colander. Then immediately add hot pasta to the bowl with the tomato-goat cheese mixture.
  5. Using 2 large forks, toss the mixture until thoroughly combined. Divide pasta among 4 bowls. Scoop any remaining sauce ingredients on top. Garnish with remaining basil. Serve hot with fresh cracked pepper on the side.


HOW TO COOK ANGEL HAIR PASTA AL DENTE: Angel hair is very delicate and takes only 3-4 minutes to cook. For best results, stand over the pot, stir from time to time to prevent the delicate strands from sticking together. Test for doneness starting after 2 minutes and every minute thereafter. Angel hair will continue to cook a bit even after you drain it, so as soon as it’s tender but still has some bite, drain it.

Nutrition Information: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and is not a substitute for a the advice of a professional nutritionist.

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