Pasta Caprese (Pasta With Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Fresh Basil

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins

For best results, use the freshest ingredients available. This recipe calls for less oil for a healthier pasta dish. Sometimes I drizzle lightly with balsamic vinager. Bon Appetit, May 1997

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix tomatoes, mozzarella, oil and vinegar in medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Let stand 1 hour at room temperature. Mix in basil.
  2. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain.
  3. Return pasta to pot. Add tomato mixture and toss gently to blend. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Most Helpful

This recipe incorporates all my favourite flavours so I loved it! I used baby plum tomatoes and light mozzarella. Beautiful summer meal- thanks for sharing it!

Shuzbud June 28, 2010

Oh my gosh!! I used to make this dish years and years ago and loved it! I forgot all about it until I saw your recipe. Thanks, can't wait to make it again!

grammasharebear September 21, 2009

Wow! We loved this recipe. Used garden tomatoes ... what a difference. I also used balsamic vinegar in place of the red wine vinegar. Great flavor!

stinkin rose September 08, 2009

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