Penne with Ripe Plum Tomatoes and Basil

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    25 min

    This simple pasta dish celebrates the fresh flavour of ripe tomatoes. It is also ready in a flash.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 1 (500g) pack penne pasta
    • 8 plum tomatoes, diced
    • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • handful finely chopped fresh basil
    • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
    • freshly grated Parmesan cheese to serve
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook penne according to package instructions; drain.
    2. In a large bowl, toss the penne with the tomatoes, olive oil, basil, red onion and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Parmesan cheese

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    175

    Absolutley delicious summertime meal! I have always had a phobia of using uncooked, fresh tomatoes in a sauce but I've been converted! lol My husband loves red onions and Italian dressing so I decided to give this recipe a try. I used four beefsteak tomatoes (my plum romas were not ripe yet) that I picked from my garden and I seeded and diced them. Then I picked a big handful of basil and chopped that up. I added 1/2 cup of Good Seasons Salad dsg ( that I had made with balsamic vinegar...I noted that alot of recipes for fresh tomato sauce add balsamic vinegar so that is how I incorporated it into this one). Finally, I used angel hair because that is what I had. It is just an explosion of freshness and summer in your mouth when you eat this. I highly recommend!  -  08 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    98

    I just loved this but I don't use or buy Italian dressing and I omitted the raw onion - straight olive oil and a little fresh minced garlic worked for me instead. Served this with "Grandma Bogie's Parmesan Chicken," recipe also from this site.  -  25 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    77

    This is excellent. I added about 1 teaspoon of miniced garlic. This is wonderful hot, but I liked it better as a nice refreshing macaroni salad! Also would consider adding a can of olives for the salad.  -  17 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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