Friday, September 23, 2011

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is one of my Mama's favourite. This fresh and quickly done recipie reminds me the Italian summer days, when a pasta salad or a light dish is the only you want to eat! It is served warmish or cold, as a pasta salad, i prefer it warmish with the mozzarella lightly "fondant"! Gnammy!

Serves 4
350 gr Short Italian Pasta (Tortiglioni or similar)
2 Large tomatoes or 20 cherry tomatoes
4 Large Italian Basil leaves
1 clove garlic
1 Teaspoon origan
3 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 liters of water 

Cut the washed tomatoes and the mozzarella cheese in small cubes.

Add the Mozzarella and Tomatoes cubes in a mixing bowl with the olive oil the striped basil leaves, the finely cut garlic clove and half teaspoon origan, salt to taste. Put aside to rest and let the mix bring out a nice juicy sauce.  Meanwhile bring to boil 2 liters if water in a pot. When boiling add salt and then the pasta, cook till "al dente" (taste it to check).

When cooked drain the pasta in a colander and add some cold water to cool it down.

Add the well drained warmish pasta to the tomatoes-mozzarella mixture and stir well. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. Your pasta is ready.

Serve garnished with the left origan and few stripes of Basil leaves. Buon appetito!

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