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Raw Tomato & Mozzarella Summer Pasta!

spaghetti tomato basil and mozzarella
Now I am all about the comfort food… thick gungy  stews and hearty  soups that warm you right down to your core. However, in the summer despite wanting comfort food the type of comfort food changes, well it has to doesn’t it?! In recent days the weather has been hotter and hotter and I don’t know about you by my appetite plummets and I want something filling but light at the same time. Well, let me introduce you to this… Raw Tomato and Mozzarella Summer Pasta!

spaghetti with basil leaves halves of baby tomatoes and green basil leaves

Another thing that I find really important in summer, especially on the rare occasions that it is hot, is that I don’t spend too long in the kitchen. I have far too much I want to do and let’s face it, if we go for cooking our pie, mash and veg meals then we are going to overheat pretty quickly. This recipe is great – minimal prep and ready in mere minutes…. AWESOME! This recipe is one I used to eat time and time again when I lived in Italy – so simple and yet absolutely delicious. So are you ready?? An diamo…

 

red and yellow tomato halves and rocket on a copping board

Ingredients (serves 4)

2 Bags of fresh Spaghetti (you can of course use dried)

4 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 Punnets of Baby Tomatoes (pick your favourite type), halved

2 Packets of Mozzarella, chopped into  small chunks

15-20 Basil Leaves

Salt & Pepper

spaghetti cooking in a potMethod:

1 – Put a pan of water on to boil with 1 tbsp of olive oil in it and a pinch of salt. When the water comes to the boil cook the pasta according to the pack instructions.

2 – Meanwhile, put the mozzarella chunks on a tray and pop in the freezer for 10 minutes whilst the pasta is cooking.

3 – In a big mixing bowl, chuck in the tomato halves and basil. Drain the pasta when cooked and chuck that in as well with the remaining olive oil, salt and pepper then pop in the chilled mozzarella chunks too and give it a big mix – then serve and if you like add some crusty ciabatta bread on the side too! DELICIOUS!

spaghetti with basil leaves halves of baby tomatoes and green basil leaves

Let me know if you try it out! What are your summer favourites?

 

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22 Comments

  1. Emma says:

    That looks so yummy. I love pasta and you can’t go wrong with tomatoes and basil! Healthy comfort food 🙂

  2. I think I’ll be making that for dinner. Looks yummy, simple and fresh x #triballove

  3. This looks like a great summer pasta dish. Love mozzarella. I will definitely be making this. #abrandnewday

  4. This looks yummy although I admit I’m not a big fan of tomatoes. I love a good pasta salad in the summer. #TribalLove

  5. This is one of my favourite meals of all time, the caprese salad and maybe with a bit of avocado (making any salad complete haha). Love your recipes! Xx #triballove

  6. Ooo sounds yummy – I need some inspiration for summer child friendly meals and this is just the ticket! Thank you #ABrandNewDay

  7. I’ve not had mozzarella in ages! I love pasta and this seems so simple to put together. I’ll have to try it out! Thanks for linking to #abrandnewday

  8. Happy Mummy says:

    This looks yummy and very easy to do! #FoodieFriday x

  9. This could well be my inspiration for lunch today! Delicious!

  10. Mmm, my mouth is watering at this post. I love tomatoes and mozzarella. Thanks for sharing. #FoodieFriday

  11. This looks yummy and also quick and esy for busy mums! xx
    #foodiefriday

  12. I don’t normally like pasta salads but this one has got my mouth watering. I might make it to take for lunch at work tomorrow. Delicious.

  13. From Day Dot says:

    Mmm delicious and looks so easy! I love mozzarella, tomato and basil just on it’s own with balsamic vinegar with some crusty bread, I’ve never tried it with pasta before but will give it a go! #foodiefridays x

  14. Back again from #foodiefriday and still loving it. Haven’t had mozzarella for ages so I need to get on this one.

  15. JerseyGirl says:

    Perfect combo always a winner. Lovely summer meal without the heaviness of a tradional pasta dish. Lush #FoodieFriday

  16. Sarah says:

    There’s not a lot nicer than really fresh tomatoes sliced with mozzarella and top notch olive oil. Bit of salt and pepper mmm. My only tip is tomatoes should be room temperature. Chuck in pasta and it’s a whole dinner too 🙂 #foodiefriday

  17. Back again from #foodiefriday ! This perfect for a hot day and amazing to take out for lunch on the beach.

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