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Caprese Pasta August 26, 2008

Filed under: cooking — budgetlexicon @ 9:41 pm
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2T EVOO

2 cloves garlic

1 package fusilli pasta

1 cup grape tomatoes

.5 cup basil

Buffalo Mozzarella

Grated Parmesan cheese

Nothing says summer more than fresh basil and tomatoes.  I love caprese salad, so I decided to try making it into a pasta dish.

First, I cooked the pasta according to the directions on the package. While the pasta was cooking sauteed the garlic with the EVOO for one minute.  Added the basil and tomatoes to the garlic to warm.  Once the tomato mixture was heated through, I added it to the cooked pasta. Then tossed in cubed mozzarella and Parmesan to taste.

It was so good that I ate two huge bowls.  It  does not require a lot of ingredients, making it both tasty and inexpensive. Nice to have my appetite back!

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4 Responses to “Caprese Pasta”

  1. Such a fabulous idea for a Web site (found you through that little arrow button in the top right corner for WordPress). Keep up the great work!

  2. glad you’re feeling better! since i know you’re in LA, i highly recommend hitting up either the farmer’s market in santa monica on saturdays or the one in hollywood on sunday since there’s a cheese guy that sells the FRESHEST mozzarella. you’ll never go back once you try it, not to mention he’s pretty cute! 🙂

  3. Tara Says:

    I’m trying this == looks delish!

  4. Car Says:

    Ohh I really like gnocci, cherry tomatos, roasted red peppers, mozzerella, and spinach 🙂


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