Spaghetti with no cook tomato sauce and pine nuts
1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
12 ounces spaghetti or linguine
1 beefsteak tomato, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup basil leaves, divided
2 small zucchini (about 8 ounces), coarsely grated
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Freshly ground black pepper
1 ounce ricotta salata (salted dry ricotta), shaved
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Toast pine nuts on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once, until golden brown, 8–10 minutes. Let cool, then coarsely chop.
- Place cherry tomatoes in a large bowl; season with salt.
- Cook spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup pasta cooking liquid.
- Meanwhile, puree beefsteak tomato, garlic, red pepper flakes, 1/2 cup basil, 3 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts, and 1 teaspoon salt in a food processor until smooth; add to bowl with salted cherry tomatoes. Add zucchini, spaghetti, pasta cooking liquid, 1/4 cup oil, and remaining 1/2 cup basil leaves and toss to combine; season with salt and pepper.
- Divide pasta among bowls, drizzle with more oil, and top with ricotta salata and remaining pine nuts.