Warm and Spicy Pasta Caprese

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Author Notes: I love raw sauce on pasta, especially in the summer. A room temperature sauce on warm freshly cooked pasta is my idea of summertime goodness. This one is kicked up a bit with hot Hungarian peppers but the heat of jalapenos would work just as well. Leftovers become a lovely pasta salad for lunch the next day.inpatskitchen

Makes two healthy dinner servings

  • 4 cups seeded diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 Hungarian hot peppers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces spaghetti or linguini
  • Chicken or vegetable broth or water for cooking the pasta
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella cut into a small dice
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper for serving if desired
  1. Roast the peppers on a grill or stove top. Cover, cool, peel, seed and cut into a fine dice.
  2. Combine the peppers, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium size bowl and park on the counter for a few hours ( or even more).
  3. Cook the pasta in the chicken or vegetable broth according to package directions.
  4. Combine the hot pasta with the tomato sauce and stir in the cheese and basil.
  5. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.

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about 2 years ago anotherfoodieblogger

This is certainly something I would try making for a meatless meal. I can only imagine the wonderful, fresh flavor of vine-ripened tomatoes...soon!


about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks...I've only seen a few tomatoes in my garden so far (and those were reserved for BLTs..a tradition) but I can't wait to make this again in a week or so!


about 4 years ago Sagegreen

I love your raw sauce!


about 4 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks! It's my "go to" sauce in the summer with all kinds of variations..the hot peppers put it over the edge.


about 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

My favorite meal, love love this!!


about 4 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks...I decided that the heat gives it that extra oomph!