Fresh Tomato Basil World Market Stozzapreti Pasta

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  • 1 package of World Market Strozzapreti Pasta
  • 1-2 packages/containers of red cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1-2 packages/containers of yellow cherry tomatoes (any type of small tomatoes of your preference are OK)
  • Sea salt
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 of a shallot
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cups fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 package of pine nuts (about 1/4 cup)
  • Chopped parsley
  • Largely chopped fresh basil, 1/2 to 1 cup


Boil pasta for 15 minutes or so, or until fully cooked to your preference, with salted water and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once cooked and drained, put back in pot, add a splash of olive oil so pasta won't stick together, cover and set aside.

Cut all tomatoes in halves. Quickly flash stir in medium/hot pan for 2 to 4 minutes, the yellow and red cherry tomato halves, a dab of fresh chopped parsley, 2 pressed garlic cloves, shallots, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, a dab of sea salt. Set aside.

Next, dry roast the pine nuts in medium to hot pan until golden brown. Set aside.

Add cooked pasta into a large bowl, add the tomato saute to pasta, 1/4 to 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese, olive oil (about 2 tablespoons), sea salt to taste, add dry roasted pine nuts, 1 to 2 handfuls of fresh chopped basil.

Plate pasta on a large platter and add additional basil, parmesan cheese, and sea salt to top as desired.

Pair with any dry white wine of your choice.

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