Pasta with mozzarella, mint & fresh tomato sauce

Pasta with mozzarella, mint & fresh tomato sauce

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A fresh but filling dish full of light summer flavours

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal763
  • fat40g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs81g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre5g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.91g
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Ingredients

  • zest and juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 red onion, very finely chopped
  • 400g spaghetti
  • 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 4 tsp small capers
    Capers

    Capers

    kay-per

    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • pinch of sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 500g red ripe cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • bunch mint, leaves torn
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • handful chives, snipped
  • 1 or 2 x 125g balls buffalo mozzarella, depending on how lavish you feel

Method

  1. Put the lemon juice and zest into a large bowl, tip in the onion, then season with salt and pepper. Set aside for 10 mins, to let the onion soften a little.

  2. Boil the spaghetti for 10 mins. Mix the oil, capers, chilli and sugar into the lemony onions, then season generously.

  3. When the pasta is ready, drain, toss with a splash of oil, then let cool awhile. Put into the bowl with the dressing, tip in the tomatoes and most of the herbs, then toss well. Tear in the mozzarella and toss ever so gently. Put into bowls, top with more herbs and drizzle with more oil to serve.

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Comments (4)

sglbutler's picture
5

My favorite meal at the moment! Tastes like summer. I haven't changed anything about the recipe, which usually happens! It's lovely the way it is, gorgeous flavours.

kobietka's picture
4

Great flavours! A bit to much red onion for my taste though.

kristalia01's picture
5

I made this as a quick and easy supper to have with friends, it really was very easy to make and so tasty...we loved it. We did however substitute the capers for olives, this worked well.
Will definatey be making this again soon!

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