Fusilli With Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb. roma tomatoes
  • 6 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 C sliced, fresh basil
  • 3 Tbs. olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
  • 12 oz. fusilli or rotelle pasta
  • Fresh basil leaves (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions:

Cut tomatoes and cheese into 1/2 inch pieces and place in bowl. Mix in basil, olive oil, vinegar, garlic and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling, salted water until al dente, about 9 minutes. Drain pasta and return to same pot. Add tomato mixture and toss over low heat until cheese begins to melt. Transfer pasta to platter. Garnish with basil leaves is desired.


Date Added:January 01, 2002
Classification:Pasta Main Dishes
Source:Mine
Meals:Lunch, Dinner
Courses:Main Course, Salad
Preparation:

Assemble

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