Linguine with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe

Linguine with Tomatoes and Basil is the perfect pasta recipe for those hot summer days when you garden is plentiful with fresh vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil.

Just thinking of this outstanding Linguine with Tomatoes and Basil pasta dish makes me eager for summer!  This pasta dish is a simple, classic Italian-style fare that makes the most of summer’s tomatoes.

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Linguine with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Linguine with Tomatoes and Basil Recipe
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
  • 6 very ripe large tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and cut into bite-size chunks*
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, extra-virgin
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into strips
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano), freshly grated
  • 3/4 cup black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1 (16-ounce) package linguine pasta, uncooked
  • Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano), freshly grated
  1. Linguine with Tomatoes and BasilIn a large bowl, combine tomatoes, olive oil, basil, Parmesan cheese, black olives, green olives, garlic, salt, and pepper; stir until blended.  Cover and let stand at room temperature 2 hours.

  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pan.  Learn How To Cook Pasta Properly.

  3. Add tomato mixture and toss to coat thoroughly.

  4. Transfer onto individual serving plates and garnish with additional parmesan cheese.

  5. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


Recipe Notes

* Learn How To Peel Fresh Tomatoes.


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