Penne with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella
The classic Italian dish, pasta Caprese, is a deliciously simple dish of coarsely chopped plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, red wine vinegar and fresh basil tossed with penne.
1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1x1/2-inch strips
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
12 ounces penne pasta, cooked according to package directions
- Mix tomatoes, mozzarella, oil and vinegar in medium bowl. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Let stand 1 hour at room temperature.
- Mix in basil. Add hot cooked pasta to tomato mixture and toss gently to blend.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Makes 4 servings.