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Caprese Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Caprese Pasta Salad with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

How to make caprese pasta salad, a traditional Italian recipe prepared with tomatoes and mozzarella: an easy pasta dish, perfect for your summer meals.

06 July, 2015
Average: 4 (2 votes)


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0 HR 25 MIN


Penne pasta
400 g
Olive oil
125 ml
2, red, finely sliced
2, chopped
Chili pepper
1, deseeded and chopped
800 g, 4 cups canned, chopped
1 tbsp
Mozzarella cheese
250 g, 2 cups, cubed
4 sprigs, leaves shredded


To prepare caprese pasta salad bring a large pan of salted water to a boil and cook the penne according to packet instructions.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan (skillet) and cook the onions over a fairly high heat until they have softened and started to caramelise.

Add the garlic and chilli pepper, cook for 2 minutes then add the tomatoes, bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

When the penne is cooked, drain it well and add to the frying pan with the parsley and mozzarella. Mix well and serve the caprese pasta salad with the basil scattered over.


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