Fusilli Alla Caprese Recipe-Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes And Basil Leaves

It is a simple pasta prepared with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese cooked with garlic and olive oil. The Italians love their tomatoes and add in most of their dishes, on the other hand basil gives in a nice aroma and color to pasta. Serve this simple pasta with pizza and enjoy your weekend meal.

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Fusilli Alla Caprese Recipe-Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes And Basil Leaves
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Fusilli Alla Caprese, the name sounds fancy but it’s basically a simple pasta prepared with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese cooked with garlic and olive oil. It’s a simple dish and can be made in few minutes and makes an amazing dinner.

Serve Fusilli Alla Caprese on its own or with Pizza Margherita for an Italian weekend dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Pasta recipes such as

  1. Burnt Garlic Pasta with Mushroom
  2. Penne Pasta in Marinara Sauce
  3. Spinach Corn Pasta in Whole Wheat White Sauce

Cuisine: Italian Recipes
Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M

Makes:

2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 200 grams Pasta Fusilli , fusili
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • Salt , as required
  • 1/2 teaspoon Whole Black Peppercorns , freshly ground
  • Basil leaves , Few, roughly torn
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese , grated

How to make Fusilli Alla Caprese Recipe-Pasta With Cherry Tomatoes And Basil Leaves

  1. To begin making the Fusilli Alla Caprese recipe, firstly boil water in a pot and cook pasta as per the instructions.

  2. Drain the pasta from the water and reserve the pasta water for later use.

  3. In a wide pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until fragrant for about two minutes.

  4. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook until the tomatoes become mushy. Soften them with the back of ladle and continue to cook until they make chunky style sauce.

  5. Combine the cooked pasta and tomato mixture and toss them well. Add basil leaves and mozzarella cheese. Miv everything properly.

  6. Add the reserved pasta water if the pasta is dry and it is ready to be served.

  7. Serve Fusilli Alla Caprese on its own or with Pizza Margherita for an Italian weekend dinner.

Last Modified On Monday, 31 August 2020 05:30
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