Balsamic-Tossed Pasta With Fresh Tomato, Arugula and Mozzarella

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Cooking Pleasures magazine. The heat from the pasta helps to melt the cheese and warm the sauce. You can also use a combination of basil and arugula for a tomato caprice taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make sauce: In large bowl, stir together tomatoes, arugula, garlic, mozzarella, salt, pepper and oil. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions; drain. Toss with sauce. Add vinegar; toss.
Most Helpful

We really liked this side dish....I doubled it and I was glad I did....I used the spirel noodles instead of penne....

CIndytc March 07, 2010

So, so, so good. And very simple to assemble! The only caveat I have is that I didn't read down far enough to see that the sauce needs to rest 30 minutes, so chefs beware ;). We couldn't get enough of this delicious combination of flavors, and while I had all sorts of ideas while eating (add pine nuts! olives!) to be honest this simple dish was enough as is. The only change I made was to take the oil down to 2 T, as I don't like a really oily dish and I only used 10 oz pasta as that's all I had. Thanks so much for posting! Made for Healthy Choices ABC.

smellyvegetarian July 12, 2009