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Penne with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella

No recipe image available.The classic Italian dish, pasta Caprese, is a deliciously simple dish of coarsely chopped plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, red wine vinegar and fresh basil tossed with penne.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 1x1/2-inch strips
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
12 ounces penne pasta, cooked according to package directions

Cooking Directions:

  1. Mix tomatoes, mozzarella, oil and vinegar in medium bowl. Season with salt and ground black pepper. Let stand 1 hour at room temperature.
  2. Mix in basil. Add hot cooked pasta to tomato mixture and toss gently to blend.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Makes 4 servings.