Italian Caprese Pasta
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Vegetarian Italian Caprese Pasta made with only 5 ingredients and ready in just 20 minutes! This incredibly simple Italian recipe makes a fantastic summer dish the whole family will love!
- 350 gr short pasta (preferably from Gragnano)
- 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 250 gr ripe cherry tomatoes
- 200 gr buffalo mozzarella (or bite-sized mozzarella balls)
- 5 basil leaves
- sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper
Fold the pasta into a pot of lightly salted boiling water.
Heat a large pan over medium heat and drizzle evenly with a tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil. Add the cherry tomatoes and sauté for a few minutes, then add 2 basil leaves, a tablespoon of water and cover with a lid. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
In the meantime, drain the pasta al dente and transfer it into a large salad bowl. Then, cut the mozzarella into small cubes.
Add the cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, the remaining basil leaves and mix all the ingredients.
Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil and serve immediately or at room temperature.