Fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella that is all it took for tonight’s dinner. We have not had pasta in a while and we were in the mood for a new way to enjoy a great bowl tonight.
I wanted to have the raw tomatoes but knew I could not get away with it. I seared them with a bit of olive oil and added the basil leaves last.
The fresh mozzarella give a refreshing twist to the pasta. No meat just plain.
Vanilla ice cream with sugar strawberries to end another great summer day.
Tonight’s July 24, 2012 dinner:
Farfalle with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella
Vanilla Ice cream with sugar strawberries
FARFALLE WITH FRESH TOMATOES, BASIL AND MOZZARELLA
1 pound Farfalle pasta by Barilla
2 large mozzarella, diced
4 large tomatoes, cut, seeds removed and diced
¼ cup fresh basil leaves cut in thin slices
Salt and pepper
Boil a large pot of salted water and cook the pasta according to the package directions. When done drain, place back in the cooking pan and add the butter.
In a large skillet sauté the tomatoes with the olive oil, 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the basil.
In a large bowl add the pasta, the tomatoes and mix well. Add the mozzarella and give it a last light folding.
STRAWBERRIES WITH VANILLA ICE CREAM
Strawberries, cleaned and sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
Vanilla Ice Cream
Place the sliced strawberries in a bowl and let rest with sugar for 20 or so minutes.
Place the desired amount of ice cream in a glass and pour over the strawberries