Caprese Pasta Salad is full of juicy and colorful heirloom tomatoes, Bocconcini mozzarella balls , and freshly hand picked basil. Use your favorite type of noodles for the pasta to make this a fun Summer time salad.
Went to the farmer’s market on Saturday morning before my gym class and picked up these beautiful heirloom tomatoes.
I also got some golden potatoes and made a hash with them which I should have taken a pic of but never did. That was delicious. Maybe next time.
I’ve got heirloom tomatoes growing in my garden, but those won’t be ready until probably Fall. The basil is ready but I noticed something or some tiny critter has been eating them. Don’t know if they’re bugs or rabbits. Stop eating my basil please! I couldn’t wait to make this salad until Fall, so bless those farmer’s markets for allowing me to make this early. If only they sold fresh mozzarella cheese. My farmer’s doesn’t, but maybe yours does?
Today was spent getting rid of clutter. I didn’t know how much kitchen crap I had until today. My closet in the dining room was chuck full of everything so I went through it all and got rid of stuff I’ve never used in a long time. There were lots of magazine cook books, tuperware containers, and jars that were tossed out or will eventually go to the boys ranch. There were a stack of plates in the closet that I never even knew were in there until today. Haven’t used them for a long time, and yes, I collect plates. Some people may collect other things like baseball cards, cds, legos, comic books, or action figures. Me, I collect plates. Pretty plates from all over place, and there’s quite a few of them. I could have a get together of about 40 people and each of them would have a different plate and napkin to go with it. I’m crazy I know.
- 6oz Bowtie Pasta
- 1 pint of heirloom tomatoes
- ½ a package of boccini mozzarella balls
- 6 large basil leaves, cut into strips
- 2 teaspoons of chopped garlic
- 2 teaspoons of olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Cook the pasta for 8 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.
- In a bowl combine the the tomatoes, boccicini balls, basil, and salt and pepper.
- In a skillet, heat the two teaspoons of olive oil and garlic until fragrant.
- Add the olive oil and garlic into the tomato, mozzarella and basil. Then the cooked pasta. Enjoy.