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Spaghetti "Margherita"
Makes 4 Servings
*8 ripe Roma or plum tomatoes
*2 large balls fresh buffalo mozzarella
*8 large fresh basil leaves
*3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
*8 ounces thin spaghetti, capellini or angel hair
1Chop tomatoes into cubes and place in a large serving bowl. Dice mozzarella into similar sized cubes and add to the tomatoes. Roughly chop basil leaves and add to mixture. Drizzle with olive oil. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir to combine and let sit at room temperature for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
2Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well. Add pasta to mixing bowl with other ingredients and toss to combine. Serve warm with crusty bread or focaccia, if desired.
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