De Ma Cuisine



August 2012



A Summer Favorite – Caprese Pasta – Episode 33

Written by , Posted in A Cooking Show with Rachel O, Abundant Harvest Organics, This Week's Feast, Thoughts

I’m really into fresh mozzarella lately. I love it on pizza, broiled on a crostini, and slightly warm in Caprese Pasta.

This is a perfectly delightful mid summer dinner. All that cooks is the pasta. Grab some tomatoes and basil – both in season right now, some fresh mozzarella, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and you’re set!

I plan my menu weekly. I try to follow it. But, time gets away from me, or plans change and sometimes it’s dinner time and I don’t know what to make.

This happened last Thursday. It was a pretty good day, but got kinda long in the late afternoon. Suddenly it was 5:30pm and I had no idea what to make… then I remembered that I’d bought some mozzarella, we got tomatoes in our Abundant Harvest Organics box, and I had fresh basil in the garden. Perfect!

I thought this would be a great meal for the show, so you have something really quick and easy, and YUMMY to make for dinner! I hope you make this and I hope you enjoy it. I hope that its simplicity allows for an even more relaxed evening of Olympic watching. 🙂

This recipe can be found on Tuesday of‚ this week’s menu!

This episode is sponsored by‚ Abundant Harvest Organics, Bari Olive Oil Company, and‚ Molly Jenson.


Caprese Pasta
Recipe Type: Dinner, Pasta, Main
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Serves: 2
Summery tomatoes and basil make for a quick and easy dinner.
  • 10-15 pear tomatoes, halved
  • 2-3 medium-large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 ball of mozzarella cheese, chopped
  • 1/4 – 1/2 C basil, chiffonade
  • 1 1/2 C pasta, uncooked
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 2-3 T balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. Cook pasta in boiling and salted water.
  2. Chop cheese and veggies while pasta cooks.
  3. Drain pasta.
  4. Toss tomato, basil, and mozzarella with olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Add pasta.
  5. Eat and enjoy.

Great with garlic bread!
Also delicious cold, as a pasta salad.


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