How to make vegetarian cherry tomato basil angel hair

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Angel hair pasta, also known as capellini, is a delicate pasta: Cooked in a matter of minutes, it is easily overwhelmed by heavier sauces. That's why in the recipe below, it's paired with just a handful of ingredients for a preparation so simple it can hardly be called a sauce.
Given the short ingredient list for this recipe, it's important to opt for top-quality ingredients. Choose the very best cherry tomatoes you can find, and use a top-quality extra-virgin olive oil. Marinate the tomatoes in the oil and garlic ahead of time if you can for even more flavor.
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Vegetarian Cherry Tomato Basil Capellini
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10 minutes
5 minues
15 minutes
1/2 pound cherry tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound angel hair pasta
20 basil leaves, chiffonnade
4 ounces parmesan cheese, cut into shavings with a vegetable peeler
Halve or quarter the tomatoes, depending on their size. Place in a large bowl and add the garlic, oil, salt, pepper, and red pepper. Toss well to combine and allow to marinate at least 5 minutes and up to 2 hours (covered, at room temperature).
Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
Drain the pasta and transfer to a large serving bowl. Add the tomato mixture and toss well with tongs to combine. Garnish with the basil and parmesan and serve immediately.
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