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Pasta with Basil, Tomatoes and Feta

by Erika Nicole Kendall

12  ounces  dried penne pasta
1 1/2  pounds  ripe tomatoes
1  cup  chopped or slivered fresh basil leaves
3/4  cup  crumbled feta cheese (4 oz.)
2  cloves garlic, peeled and minced
3  tablespoons  olive oil
Salt and pepper

1. In a 4- to 5-quart pan over high heat, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender to bite, about 10 minutes. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, rinse, core, seed, and chop tomatoes. In a large bowl, mix tomatoes, basil, 1/2 cup feta, garlic, and olive oil. Add hot cooked pasta and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup feta.

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