Celebrate summer with this easy, fresh, light and tasty pasta caprese, made with fresh tomatoes and basil.
Large glass bowl
Whisk oil, lemon juice, shallot, garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper together in large bowl.Add tomatoes and gently toss to combine; set aside. Do not marinate tomatoes for longer than 45 mins.
While tomatoes are marinating, place mozzarella on plate and freeze until slightly firm, about 10 mins.
Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil in large pot. Add pasta and 1 tbsp salt and cook, stirring often, until al dente, about 10 mins. Drain pasta well.
Add pasta and mozzarella to tomato mixture and gently toss to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes. Stir in basil, season with additional lemon juice, salt, pepper, and sugar to taste, and serve immediately.
Calories: 570kcal (29%)Carbohydrates: 41g (14%)Protein: 26g (52%)Fat: 34g (52%)Saturated Fat: 13g (81%)Cholesterol: 67mg (22%)Sodium: 538mg (23%)Potassium: 270mg (8%)Fiber: 3g (13%)Sugar: 4g (4%)Vitamin A: 1126IU (23%)Vitamin C: 10mg (12%)Calcium: 446mg (45%)Iron: 2mg (11%)
Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.