Mediterranean Linguine Recipe with Basil and Tomatoes

Transport yourself to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean with this delightful Mediterranean Linguine Recipe with Basil and Tomatoes!

Bursting with flavors and colors reminiscent of the Mediterranean region, this pasta dish is a true culinary delight with the unmistakable scents of Italy.

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Mediterranean Linguine Recipe with Basil and Tomatoes

Mediterranean Cooking Essentials

First, can we just talk Mediterranean essentials?

I mean, if you’re going for that full Mediterranean flavor, fresh and flavorful ingredients are the key to great Mediterranean cooking.

Mediterranean cooking is all about ripe vegetables, fresh herbs and fragrant spices all lend vibrant, bold flavors to mouthwatering meals that are worth lingering over with friends.

Use extra virgin olive oil to add a full-bodied flavor to this Mediterranean linguine.

Also, growing your own fresh basil can make this dish pop. Learn how to dry basil once you’ve got your window garden going.

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A special thanks to www.crisco.com for this wonderful pasta dinner recipe.

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Mediterranean Linguine with Basil and Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1-pound box linguine pasta
  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes (4 cups), cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 18 to 20 basil leaves, cut in thin strips
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus
  • additional for garnish

Directions for linguine recipe:

Step 1: Heat 6 quarts water to boiling. Add pasta and salt.

Cook for the minimum recommended time on package directions. While pasta cooks, prepare sauce.

Step 2: Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic.

Cook and stir 2 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.

Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar and pepper flakes.

Step 3: Drain cooked pasta. Add to skillet. Cook and stir 1 minute or until pasta is coated and hot.

Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper.

Stir in basil and cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.

Mediterranean Linguine Recipe with Basil and Tomatoes

Mediterranean Linguine Recipe with Basil and Tomatoes

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Mediterranean linguine recipe will transport you to the countryside of Italy with just one bite.

Ingredients

  • 1 1-pound box linguine pasta
  • 1 tablespoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup Crisco 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes (4 cups), cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 18 to 20 basil leaves, cut in thin strips
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus
  • additional for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat 6 quarts water to boiling. Add pasta and salt.
  2. Cook for the minimum recommended time on package directions. While pasta cooks, prepare sauce.
  3. Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar and pepper flakes.
  5. Drain cooked pasta. Add to skillet. Cook and stir 1 minute or until pasta is coated and hot.
  6. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in basil and cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 1004mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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