Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Pasta with Marinated Tomatoes and Mozzarella Recipe
Photo: Kana Okada

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Other: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 688
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Fat 21 g
Satfat 9 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Sodium 891 mg
Carbohydrate 95 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 26 g


1 1/2 pounds beefsteak tomatoes, diced
1/2 small sweet onion, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
8 ounces bocconcini (small balls of fresh mozzarella), quartered, or fresh mozzarella, cubed
Kosher salt and pepper
1 pound dried fettuccine
1/2 cup fresh basil, torn


In a large bowl, gently combine the tomatoes, onion, oil, bocconcini, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside and let marinate at room temperature for at least 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Add the drained pasta and basil to the marinated tomatoes and toss to combine. Divide among individual bowls.

Tip: The longer the tomato mixture marinates, the more flavorful it becomes. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Spoon it over chicken or warm bread.