Eating My Way Through

Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella May 15, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Nikki Wegner @ 10:41 am

After a long day at work, all I want to do when I get home is make a quick dinner, grab a glass of red wine (most likely out of a jug of Yellowtail)  and plop on the couch and watch bad TV. Sad, but true.

This recipe for pasta with marinated tomatoes and mozzarella definitely fit my criteria for a weeknight meal, quick, easy and healthy.

All you have to do is chop up some tomatoes and onions, add some olive oil, mozzarella, basil and salt. I didn’t have fresh basil unfortunately, it went bad over the course of the week, so instead I just used a basil herb blend I keep in the fridge just in case!

Marinating Tomatoes

Tomatoes & Mozzarella...Yum!

And let that marinate for 10 minutes while you cook up some pasta.

Then blend everything together. Now I didn’t make the tomato mixture quick enough for it to marinate for long enough before the pasta was cooked, and I didn’t want it to get cold.

So I just tossed the pasta in the bowl with the marinating tomatoes and mozzarella and covered it with plastic wrap to keep it warm for about 8-10 minutes.

Keeping it warm

Keeping it warm

Then just stir it all together, divide into bowls and serve!

Dinner is served!

Dinner is served!

Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella (adapted from Real Simple)

1 1/2 lbs beefsteak tomatoes, diced

1/2 small sweet onion, diced

2 tbsps olive oil

8 ounces fresh mozzarella (bocconcini size), quartered

Salt to taste

8 oz fettuccine

1/2 cup basil, torn or 1 tbsp basil blend

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, olive oil, salt

Set aside, let marinate for 10 minutes

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions

Drain, add pasta and basil to the bowl, stir

Divide among bowls, serve

Yields 4 servings

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3 Responses to “Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella”

  1. xoxo Says:

    You will have to cook for us later this summer…in the meantime I will have to try some of your recipes…where did you learn how to cook 🙂 LUL

  2. xoxo Says:

    Let me re-phrase that…where did you learn to cook so well, and so healthy, too?


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