Marinated Tomato Pasta on foodiecrush.com
Short and sweet. Just like these little tomatoes.

Today I’m not going to wax on about my love of this juicy little fruit, or debate about whether the tomato belongs in the fruit or veggie category or the virtues of heirloom versus good old standard beefsteaks.

Because I have 55 other recipes for you to check out from fab-o bloggers from around the web. And you know you want to see them, you know you want to cook thanks to them.

But first, while I have you hostage…

You should be able to tell I’m a fan of tomatoes, and when I saw this recipe on the cover of the August 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living, I gave up my no-buy-on-the-newsstand decree and resurrected my old habit.

I’m so pre-recession like.

Marinated Tomato Pasta with Garlic and Mozzarella from FoodieCrush.com

I made this recipe a few times last year and it quickly became one for my arsenel. One reason I like it so much is that it tastes great hot, at room temp or even cold.

But then I’m one of those weirdos who will stand at the open fridge, door swung wide open, digging into tupperware filled with last night’s pasta leftovers.

I don’t know why, but leftover pasta just tastes that much better to me. Cook-koo.

Marinated Tomato Pasta on foodiecrush.com

Pasta with Marinated Cherry Tomatoes
 
adapted from Martha Stewart Living magazine
Ingredients
  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup fresh basil, torn or sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons capers
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • Course salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound pasta cooked al dente
  • 8 ounces mozzarella bocconcini balls, sliced in half
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, cook garlic in oil over medium heat until golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Combine tomatoes, ½ cup basil, capers, lemon zest, red-pepper flakes and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl.  Pour garlic oil & chips over tomato mixture, marinate for about 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  3. Cook pasta, drain and add to bowl with tomato mixture, bocconcini balls and lemon juice and toss gently.  Top with remaining ½ cup basil and additional lemon zest and salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

55 Tomato Recipes foodiecrush.com

Why prolong the agony? Get your scrolling finger limbered up and let’s move this post along to my list of 55 Fresh and Tasty Tomato Recipes thanks to some amazing food bloggers from across the www.

Crisp Feta, Tomato and Arugula Salad from Verses from My Kitchen on foodiecrush.com

Crisp Feta, Tomato and Arugula Salad from Verses from My Kitchen

Warm Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta from Creative Culinary on foodiecrush.com

Warm Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta from Creative Culinary

No-Bake Zucchini Lasagna from The Faux Martha on foodiecrush.com

No-Bake Zucchini Lasagna from The Faux Martha

Beer-Marinated Grilled Flank Steak with Peach and Tomato Salsa from Cookin’ Canuck on foodiecrush.com

Beer-Marinated Grilled Flank Steak with Peach and Tomato Salsa from Cookin’ Canuck

Caprese Tomato Sandwich from FoodieCrush.com

Caprese Tomato Sandwich from FoodieCrush

Sweet Tomato Jam from Food Loves Writing on foodiecrush.com

Sweet Tomato Jam from Food Loves Writing

Fresh Tomato Bloody Mary from Today’s Nest on foodiecrush.com

Fresh Tomato Bloody Mary from Today’s Nest

Mediterranean Galette from The Tomato Tart on foodiecrush.com

Mediterranean Galette from The Tomato Tart

Caprese Couscous Salad in Tomato Cups from Bake Your Day on foodiecrush.com

Caprese Couscous Salad in Tomato Cups from Bake Your Day

Easy Roasted Tomatoes and Shrimp with Feta, Oregano and Fennel from Kalyn’s Kitchen on foodiecrush.com

Easy Roasted Tomatoes and Shrimp with Feta, Oregano and Fennel from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Greek Quinoa Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod on foodiecrush.com

Greek Quinoa Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod

Tomatoes Roasted with Pesto from Taste and Tell on foodiecrush.com

Tomatoes Roasted with Pesto from Taste and Tell

Stacked Tomato, Summer Vegetable and Grilled Bread Salad from Cookie and Kate on foodiecrush.com

Stacked Tomato, Summer Vegetable and Grilled Bread Salad from Cookie and Kate

Beef Tenderloin Filet Skewers with Tomatoes from The Little Kitchen on foodiecrush.com

Beef Tenderloin Filet Skewers with Tomatoes from The Little Kitchen

Blue Cheese Dressing and Heirloom Tomatoes from Mountain Mama Cooks on foodiecrush.com

Blue Cheese Dressing and Heirloom Tomatoes from Mountain Mama Cooks

Heirloom Tomato Cookies from Bake at 350 on foodiecrush.com

Heirloom Tomato Cookies from Bake at 350

Tomato and Cheese Tarts with Basil from Keep It SImple Foods on foodiecrush.com

Tomato and Cheese Tarts with Basil from Keep It SImple Foods

Avocado, Onion and Tomato Salad from FoodieCrush.com

Avocado, Onion and Tomato Salad from FoodieCrush

Guacamole Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes from Koko Cooks on foodiecrush.com

Guacamole Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes from Koko Cooks

Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes, Walnuts and Olives from Eat Live Run on foodiecrush.com

Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes, Walnuts and Olives from Eat Live Run

 Mini Caprese Bites from Reluctant Entertainer on foodiecrush.com

Mini Caprese Bites from Reluctant Entertainer

Caprese Mozzarella Tomato and Basil Panini from With Style and Grace on foodiecrush.com

Caprese Mozzarella Tomato and Basil Panini from With Style and Grace

Chicken Alfredo from Recipe Girl on foodiecrush.com

Chicken Alfredo from Recipe Girl

Farmer’s Market Tomato and Zucchini Quiche from Barbara Bakes  on foodiecrush.com

Farmer’s Market Tomato and Zucchini Quiche from Barbara Bakes

Strawberry Peach Gazpacho from How Sweet It Is on foodiecrush.com

Strawberry Peach Gazpacho from How Sweet It Is

Tomato, Corn and Cheese Galette from Alexandra’s Kitchen on foodiecrush.com

Tomato, Corn and Cheese Galette from Alexandra’s Kitchen

Bruschetta Topping Stuff from She Wears Many Hats on foodiecrush.com

Bruschetta Topping Stuff from She Wears Many Hats

Eggplant Tomato Stacks from Happyolks on foodiecrush.com

Eggplant Tomato Stacks from Happyolks

Tomato Soup from Add a Pinch on foodiecrush.com

Tomato Soup from Add a Pinch

Gluten-Free Tomato Cookie from Sweetopia on foodiecrush.com

Gluten-Free Tomato Cookie from Sweetopia

Caprese Stack from Pennies on a Platter on foodiecrush.com

Caprese Stack from Pennies on a Platter

Bloody Mary Gazpacho from FoodieCrush.com

Bloody Mary Gazpacho from FoodieCrush

Salmon, Radish and Roasted Tomato Salad from Wholesome Cook on foodiecrush.com

Salmon, Radish and Roasted Tomato Salad from Wholesome Cook

Grilled Shrimp Gazpacho from Sarcastic Cooking on foodiecrush.com

Grilled Shrimp Gazpacho from Sarcastic Cooking

Caramelized Onion and Cherry Tomato Focaccia from The Cake Duchess on foodiecrush.com

Caramelized Onion and Cherry Tomato Focaccia from The Cake Duchess

Tomato and Green Bean Salad from Delishhh on foodiecrush.com

Tomato and Green Bean Salad from Delishhh

Roasted Tomato Hummus from Bev Cooks on foodiecrush.com

Roasted Tomato Hummus from Bev Cooks

Heirloom Tomato Arugula and Goat Cheese Pizza from Gimme Some Oven on foodiecrush.com

Heirloom Tomato Arugula and Goat Cheese Pizza from Gimme Some Oven

Tomato and Ginger Salad from FarmGirl’s Dabbles on foodiecrush.com

Tomato and Ginger Salad from FarmGirl’s Dabbles

Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes and Fontina from Completely Delicious on foodiecrush.com

Pizza with Caramelized Onions, Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes and Fontina from Completely Delicious

Summer Panzanella from The First Mess on foodiecrush.com

Summer Panzanella from The First Mess

Tomato Pesto Crostata from Always With Butter on foodiecrush.com

Tomato Pesto Crostata from Always With Butter

Polenta with Smoky Tomato Sauce from Cafe Johnsonia on foodiecrush.com

Polenta with Smoky Tomato Sauce from Cafe Johnsonia

Cherry Tomato and Hearts of Palm Salad from FoodieCrush on foodiecrush.com

Cherry Tomato and Hearts of Palm Salad from FoodieCrush

Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil from The Vanilla Bean Blog on foodiecrush.com

Spaghetti with Tomato and Basil from The Vanilla Bean Blog

Fettucine with Tomatillo and Cilantro Pesto from A Thought for Food on foodiecrush.com

Fettucine with Tomatillo and Cilantro Pesto from A Thought for Food

Pulled Pork and Roasted Tomato Donburi from La Fuji Mama on foodiecrush.com

Pulled Pork and Roasted Tomato Donburi from La Fuji Mama

Fava Bean and Tomato Salad from Chez Chloe on foodiecrush.com

Fava Bean and Tomato Salad from Chez Chloe

A Tomato Salad with Warm Basil Dressing from A Tale of Two on foodiecrush.com

A Tomato Salad with Warm Basil Dressing from A Tale of Two

Marinated Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomatoes with Garlic and Thyme from Gourmande In the Kitchen on foodiecrush.com

Marinated Roasted Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomatoes with Garlic and Thyme from Gourmande In the Kitchen

Spicy Tomato Chutney Toasts from Crepes of Wrath on foodiecrush.com

Spicy Tomato Chutney Toasts from Crepes of Wrath

Honey Jack Grilled Cheese from Sweet Basil on foodiecrush.com

Honey Jack Grilled Cheese from Sweet Basil

Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce from 365 Days of Slow Cooking on foodiecrush.com

Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce from 365 Days of Slow Cooking

And some must have resources:

Freezing Fresh Tomato Sauce from The Vintage Mixer on foodiecrush.com

Freezing Fresh Tomato Sauce from The Vintage Mixer

How to Can Tomatoes at Home from Bell’alimento on foodiecrush.com

How to Can Tomatoes at Home from Bell’alimento

And now that you’re all inspired and want to share, check out what Cassie and Ali have going on with their Tomato Love Recipe Exchange. Go ahead, jump over and add yours to the list.

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