Is This the Freshest Summer Pasta Ever? We Think So.

Summer produce is reaching its peak, which means it's pretty perfect as is (no need for heavy cooking!). Today's pasta includes raw tomatoes, quickly blanched green beans, and a sprinkle of mint or dill. Since this recipe is great served warm or at room temperature, it's a perfect make-ahead dish for your next summer event.

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Raw Tomato and Green Bean Pasta

Salt and pepper
3/4 pound orecchiette
1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound beefsteak tomatoes, diced medium
1 small garlic clove, mashed to a paste
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 ounces)
1/2 cup fresh dill or mint

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1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 3 minutes less than package instructions, then add beans and cook until just tender. Drain and return to pot.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, oil, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Add pasta, beans, and half the feta and herbs; toss to combine and season. Serve warm or at room temperature. Sprinkle with remaining feta and herbs.

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