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Lazy Linguine with Cherry Tomatoes and Herbs

During the long, hot days of August, Benedetta Vitali's family likes to sit at the lunch table for hours. In order to do this, each family member prepares something, like this linguine, that can be made ahead and served cold or at room temperature.

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  • Servings: 6

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  • 1 pound dried linguine
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup roughly torn basil
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped marjoram
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain and cool under cold running water. Shake off any excess water and pat the linguine dry with paper towels.
  2. 2.In a large bowl, toss the cherry tomatoes with the garlic, basil, parsley, marjoram, jalapeño and olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the pasta, toss well and serve.

Make Ahead

The pasta can be refrigerated for 3 hours. Let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.

Suggested Pairing

A refreshing, fruity Tuscan white best complements this dish.

Contributed By Photo © Mirjam Bleeker Published August 2002

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