Warm and Spicy Pasta Caprese

July 28, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Makes two healthy dinner servings
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

What You'll Need
  • 4 cups seeded diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 Hungarian hot peppers (or jalapeños)
  • 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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Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

4 Reviews

anotherfoodieblogger August 7, 2013
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!
inpatskitchen August 8, 2013
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!
Sagegreen July 31, 2011
I love your raw sauce!
inpatskitchen July 31, 2011
Thanks! It's my "go to" sauce in the summer with all kinds of variations..the hot peppers put it over the edge.