Summer Tomato Pasta

A delicious light pasta dish that is simple to make and so refreshing for the summer. This dish is perfect with a green salad and a glass of wine. Buffalo-milk mozzarella really brings out the flavour. You can also use ordinary mozzarella.

I used Fusili pasta but you can use Penne or any other pasta that you prefer. Use firm tomatoes as it is easier to remove the seeds. Other herbs can also be used instead of basil. The Greek yogurt made all the difference to this dish. It was so creamy but without the richness and heaviness of fresh cream.

This recipe has been adapted from Vegetarian by Nicola Graimes.

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PREP: 15 minutes COOK TIME: 10-15 minutes SERVES: 4

Ingredients

21/2 cups dried pasta

450 gms plum tomatoes

275 gms mozzarella, drained

4 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp vinegar

Grated juice and rind of 1 lemon

15 fresh basil leaves, shredded

1 cup Greek yogurt

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fresh basil leaves to garnish

Instructions

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water, according to the package instructions, until just tender.

While the pasta is cooking, quarter the tomatoes and remove the seeds. Chop the flesh into small cubes. Slice the mozzarella into similar sized pieces.

Mix together the olive oil, vinegar, grated lemon rind, 1 tbsp of the lemon juice and the basil. Mix well. Add this to the yogurt along with the salt and pepper, tomatoes and mozzarella. Mix well and let it stand until the pasta has cooked.

Drain the pasta thoroughly and toss with the yogurt mixture. Serve immediately garnished with a few fresh basil leaves.

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2 thoughts on “Summer Tomato Pasta

  1. I love pasta! It’s one of my favorite foods and I cook it weekly. Greek yogurt in pasta dishes is so yummy, I used to make lunch and dinner from recipes with that combination quite often a few years ago. Your recipe has inspired me to make pasta with Greek yogurt again! 🙂

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