Penne with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

My Favourite Salads

Penne with Tomatoes and Mozzarella myfavouritepastime.com_1539I made this simple salad for lunch the other day and I really enjoyed eating it so I decided to take some photos and post the recipe. I used fresh mozzarella cheese. Fresh mozzarella is a semi-soft cheese, with high moisture content, usually stored in brine but can also be sold in vacuum-sealed packages. You can also use Bocconcini (fresh mozzarella cheeses, about the size of an egg.) They are packaged in whey or water, have a spongy texture which is great for absorbing flavours. The name of the cheese, actually means “small mouthfuls” in Italian. I hope you love simple salads with fresh cheese and tomato, and enhanced with basil.

Penne with Tomatoes and Mozzarella myfavouritepastime.com_0750Please note that I shall be taking some time off the blog to attend to some pressing issues. I shall continue posting automatically via the dashboard but will only respond to your messages from 15 May 2014. Meanwhile, I want to thank you in advance, for liking my post(s) or leaving a message. I wish you a happy blogging and the best of times!

  • Ingredients
  • 500g penne
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, sliced once lengthwise
  • 250g fresh mozzarella cheese drained and diced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, finely shredded basil
  • 2-3 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons, olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)

Penne with Tomatoes and Mozzarella myfavouritepastime.com_0694Please always remember to assemble ingredients before you start. Oops I forgot the olive oil…

Penne with Tomatoes and Mozzarella myfavouritepastime.com_0746Combine cherry tomatoes mozzarella, basil, garlic, olive oil and white wine and set aside for flavours to meld.

Penne with Tomatoes and Mozzarella myfavouritepastime.com_0747Add mixture to pasta toss to mix. Serve

Penne with Tomatoes and Mozzarella myfavouritepastime.com_0749Serve. I ate mine of lunch.

Penne with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Preparation: 30 minutes; Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 500g penne
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, sliced once lengthwise
  • 250g fresh mozzarella cheese drained and diced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, finely shredded basil
  • 2-3 clove garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 tablespoons, olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dry white wine
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta as per packet instructions until al dente and drain thoroughly.
  2. Combine cherry tomatoes mozzarella, basil, garlic, olive oil and white wine and set aside for flavours to meld.
  3. Add mixture above to pasta toss to mix. Serve
  4. Note: i reduced ingredients quantities

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

24 thoughts

    1. Hi Sophie,
      You can suit your palate with buffalo mozzarella, too. No harm done and I bet it will be even tastier. Have a great weekend!!
      Liz

    1. Ha ha they were just things that had to be done and I finally got them done. Phew! Now I’m getting back to blogging again. Thanks for popping by and have a pleasant weekend!
      Liz

      1. Just got them all staked up this morning! They took a beating from a heavy rain this week. Can’t wait for all the tomatoes to eat, not the work it will take to pick them and preserve them though.

        1. Mm wish you all the best in eating, working to pick them and the preservation process. I saw you with a new book so I’m sure you’ll have great ways to preserve the tomatoes. Enjoy the weekend!
          Liz

  1. Mmm this is one of my favourite simple dishes as well – I always throw in a hand of rocket as well.

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