Friday, February 24, 2012

Easy Pasta Pull-Together.

Good morning!  TGIF!

Want a quick and easy meal that is equally tasty and satisfying?  When I am at a loss for what to make for dinner, I sometimes resort to this meal. 

All it takes are a few ingredients:

Whole wheat pasta
Fresh basil
Fresh mozzarella
Extra virgin olive oil
And a ladle of pasta water,

First, boil and salt the water for the pasta.  Cook the pasta according to the al dente directions on the box, plus add a clove of minced garlic right into the water for flavor. 
While the pasta is cooking, chop up the tomato, fresh basil leaves, and fresh mozzarella. 

Before draining the pasta, reserve a ladle or two of pasta water. 

Place the pasta in a large bowl and add the chopped ingredients.  Season with salt and pepper and a tad of olive oil.  Use a little of the pasta water if needed.  Top with parmesan cheese and tada…a delicious meal!  

Serve with a side salad and you are good to go!

As you can see, this technically wasn’t a detailed recipe, but it was a guideline for a meal.  You can adapt the proportions according to the number of people that are eating at your dinner table that night.  



1 comment:

  1. I don't like to wheatFebruary 24, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Would you advise against using refined pasta?