Cook pasta according to directions on package. Drain. While pasta is still warm, toss with lemon rind, lemon juice, and olive oil. Chill.

In a separate bowl, mix together tomatoes, fresh and dried basil, cheese, salt, pepper. Chill.

Just before serving, toss together pasta and tomato-basil mixture.

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1 pound radiatore pasta

2/3 lemon, grated rind and juice

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

3 tomatoes, chopped

1 bunch fresh basil, chopped about 1 cup

1/4 cup dried basil

1 cup grated parmesan cheese

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons pepper