Simple Caprese pasta & Yelm Confiture
I have been working to get my small preserving business off the ground, and let me tell you its not easy…I wish I could just get into the kitchen and cook. Or at least have some accounting that was pressing. Well I’m sure there is accounting that is pressing, but there is a multitude of other stuff that has to be done. And each thing has three steps that I didn’t think of so it’s a lot harder than originally planned. Slowly but steadily I make progress. I finally got my web site up and running and am now able to take online orders. Which of course is not as easy as I had hoped. But we are there. Thanks is part to some friends who had good ideas, and were willing to help.
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Needless to say, dinner and lunch have’t been a huge priority lately. Poor family:) But ’tis the season for this recipe.. and it is a delicious as it is easy.
This recipe takes pretty much as long as your pasta takes too cook, so 9 maybe 10 minutes? It is simple, fresh and really full of flavor. My Kids gobble it down….helped by the fact that they helped pick the basil and the cherry tomatoes no doubt.
There is no real measurements either, I have a tendency to go heavy on the veg, and lighter on the pasta, but some would go the other way. here is what I do;
Simple Caprese Pasta
Set a big pot of boiling water (salted of course) on the stove to heat up…ok well its not boiling yet, but it will be.
(this recipe serves two adults)
3 garlic cloves lightly smashed (ie not into little bits, but enough to get the juices flowing)
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups fresh tomatoes. I used a mixture of halved sungold cherry tomatoes and one nice big juicy brandywine diced
4 big leaves of basil, julienned
1/2 cup diced fresh mozzarella ( i used bocconcini cut in half)
1/4 diced onion
2 servings of pasta
In a medium bowl toss the garlic in the olive oil and salt, smoosh the garlic a little to re lease the garlic juice, but not enough to break it up. You will be fishing this out in a bit. Add the chopped tomatoes, onions and mozz, toss and set aside. Cook pasta as per instructions on the box. Drain and toss with the vegetable mixture. at the last minute add in the basil and fish out the garlic cloves.
Taste for seasoning and enjoy!
Told ya, easy peasy:)