Winter Pasta with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

It was still too cold for a cold pasta salad.

But I really wanted to use some of the basil I had just bought.

And I craved mozzarella.

So the cherry tomatoes were baked and everything was mixed hot, so the mozzarella melted a bit and….. yum!

  • Ingredients:
  • farfalle pasta (the only one for tomatoes and mozzarella)
  • fresh basil
  • mozzarella
  • cherry tomatoes
  • garlic
  • for the seasoning: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, brown sugar

Dice the mozzarella and let it marinate with some olive oil, salt and pepper, the shredded basil leaves and some garlic cloves, skewered with a toothpick so you can easily find them when they need to be removed.

In a bowl, mix the ingredients for the tomato seasoning: olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and brown sugar. Taste the mixture – if it tastes amazing, you’ve done it right.

Toss with the quartered cherry tomatoes.

Now put them in an oven-safe bowl and cook at 100 or 150C for about 30 mins or until they’re soft and dry. In the meanwhile, boil the pasta. Al dente, mi raccomando!


Now add the other ingredients….


….and enjoy!


About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.


  1. Such a great basic pasta salad! This recipe has me excited for summer when homegrown tomatoes and basil will be available.


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