Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Basil, Olives, and Fresh Mozzarella
Since the tomatoes here are not cooked, you'll really notice their flavor—or lack of it. Make this sauce in the summer when fresh tomatoes are at their peak. The garlic is heated briefly in the oil, and then the garlicky oil is tossed with the spaghetti so the flavor is dispersed throughout the dish. The pasta is equally good warm and at room temperature.Plus: More Pasta Recipes and TipsRecipe from: Quick From Scratch Italian Cookbook
Variations Add some drained capers, chopped red onion, or grated Parmesan to the pasta.
Valpolicella, the crisp, fruity, cherry-scented wine from the shores of Lake Garda in the Veneto, is the perfect hot-weather wine for tomato-and-herb-based dishes. Try one here for a delightful accompaniment.