Alert: This is not an authentic Italian recipe. (You can find our Old World recipes here, though.) But it is a delicious mozzarella tomato basil pasta dish that tastes as great as it looks!
When it’s tomato season, by all means, use fresh, peeled and seeded tomatoes. However, for the cooler months, use a can of good-quality crushed tomatoes. Just make sure the ingredients aren’t more complicated than tomatoes, citric acid and maybe salt; the simpler, the better.
What Does Caprese Mean?
Caprese is a salad made of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and olive oil. The dish is said to have been developed in Italy in the 1950s at Trattoria da Vincenzo. This combination of ingredients has a delicious flavor profile, which explains why you can find Caprese versions of many foods like pizza, sandwiches and pasta.
How to Make Mozzarella Tomato Basil Pasta
This step-by-step guide will help you make a delicious mozzarella tomato basil pasta dish. After you make it a time or two, try small tweaks to make it your own!