Caprese Pasta

I sound like a broken record: this week has been crazy. In my real life, I own a graphic design shop. It’s small — just me and the dog — but it’s successful and very busy right now. I haven’t had a day in the office all week long. It’s completely thrown off my regular schedule and has resulted in very little time to cook and blog. I’m thrilled the business is so busy right now (hey, we’re about to buy a house), but I could really use a few days off. Labor Day will be well deserved this year!

Last night, after a marathon six hour meeting, I had the energy to chop, boil and stir. So that’s what I did. I pulled my final portion of garlic scape pesto out of the freezer and let it defrost. After dicing a ball of mozzarella, halving some cherry tomatoes, slicing some basil and cooking some pasta, dinner was on the table. The tomatoes made the dish perfectly seasonal, while the garlic scape pesto gave the dish a nice brightness.

Cook pasta in lightly salted water. Once the pasta is close to al dente, cook halved cherry tomatoes over medium heat.

Caprese Pasta

After two minutes, add the cooked pasta and pesto to the pan. Reserve some pasta water and add it to the pan to help coat the pasta.

Caprese Pasta

Stir to coat the pasta. Add in cubed mozzarella and stir.

Caprese Pasta

Remove from the heat once the cheese begins to melt.

Caprese Pasta

Stir in fresh basil and season with fresh ground pepper.

Caprese Pasta

Serve topped with parmesan if desired.

Caprese Pasta

Caprese Pasta
Serves 3
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 lb. orrechiette pasta
  2. 1 package grape tomatoes, halved
  3. 1 ball mozzarella, diced
  4. 3 tbsp garlic scape pesto
  5. 3 tbsp basil, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta in lightly salted water. Once the pasta is close to al dente, cook halved cherry tomatoes over medium heat.
  2. After two minutes, add the cooked pasta and pesto to the pan. Reserve some pasta water and add it to the pan to help coat the pasta.
  3. Stir to coat the pasta. Add in cubed mozzarella and stir.
  4. Remove from the heat once the cheese begins to melt.
  5. Stir in fresh basil and season with fresh ground pepper.
  6. Serve topped with parmesan if desired.
Two Forks One Love http://twoforksonelove.com/

Share
Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Butter Hoisin Sauce

Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Butter Hoisin Sauce

I wish you could have seen M’s face while we were eating these lettuce wraps. It was hilarious. M is not a tofu fan, and despite my having fed him tofu multiple times, this was finally his breaking point. Too much tofu! (Thank goodness I tweaked the original recipe to add in some sauteed vegetables,Read More

Share
New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp

I was going to post a different recipe today, but this shrimp recipe was SO SO GOOD I couldn’t wait another day to share it with you. This past weekend was my future sister-in-law’s bachelorette party. I sadly, wasn’t able to attend, but having the first official wedding event for my brother’s wedding had meRead More

Share
Five for Friday: Five Things to Make You Smile

Five for Friday: Five Things to Make You Smile

To say this Summer flew by would be the understatement of the century. There is exactly one Friday remaining in Summer. I swear I was just coming up with my Memorial Day recipe run down. So, so sad this Summer — my LAST in DC — is almost over. Let’s focus on somethings to put aRead More

Share
Oven Baked Turkey Tacos

Oven Baked Turkey Tacos

I love tacos. I seriously think that if I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, it would be tacos. Pretty much anything can go in a taco so it would be hard to repeat: Chicken, shrimp, veggies, steak, soft tacos, hard tacos, tacos broken into chip form…Infinite possibilities. Up untilRead More

Share
Chicken Saltimbocca

Chicken Saltimbocca

The plan was to make this on Sunday. I took the chicken out of the freezer after I returned home from picking up the groceries around 10 and put it on the counter to start thawing, asking M to please remind me the chicken was out. About an hour later M suggested we head toRead More

Share
Spicy Sausage Pasta

Spicy Sausage Pasta

I used to really love grocery shopping, but it’s become more and more of a chore. I think meal planning, compounded with cooking, compounded with cleaning, compounded with shopping, compounded with blogging, has just pushed me over the edge. Luckily, Harris Teeter offers an “Express Lane” service. You go online, select the products you wantRead More

Share
Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Do you guys watch the TV show Chopped? I’m a huge fan. I love seeing what is in the mystery baskets and how the chefs combine ingredients that don’t seem to go together at all into something that looks absolutely delicious. When M and I returned home from seeing our soon-to-be house, my pantry wasRead More

Share

© 2014 Two Forks One Love. All content and images are property of Two Forks One Love and may not be reproduced without permission.

I'd love to hear from you. Email me!

Google+