Pasta a la Caprese
Hello Reluctant Gourmet, I have been watching your page evolve for the past several months and I think that you have the best web page available for us amateur cooks. Unfortunately, being a young person just out of university, I do not have a lot of recipes to share with you (thank goodness your site is around, because that is where I get most of my recipes!). However, there is one very simple recipe that I make a lot that might be of interest to your readers.
Thanks Sarah for your recipe suggestion. I took your version and made a few changes to come up with this dish. What you call Tomato and Basil Pasta is a simple and flavorful pasta recipe based on the Italian Caprese salad. Caprese salad is comprised of very fresh, ripe tomatoes served with slices of fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese and fresh basil all simply dressed with best-quality extra virgin olive oil. The red tomatoes, white cheese and green herbs evoke the Italian flag. As well, this simple preparation allows the individual ingredients to shine.