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This bright and fresh Caprese-inspired pasta toss is the ultimate summer main for a busy weeknight, outdoor picnic, or lunch on the go. With just two steps, it couldn't be easier. 

Recipe by Cooking Light June 2016


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe Summary

Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 cups)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Place pasta in a large bowl.

  • Combine basil and next 5 ingredients (through garlic) in the bowl of a food processor; process until smooth. Add basil mixture, tomatoes, and 5 ounces mozzarella to pasta; toss to combine. Top with remaining 5 ounces mozzarella and Romano cheese.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; fat 14.7g; saturated fat 5.3g; mono fat 5.6g; poly fat 1.2g; protein 15g; carbohydrates 47g; fiber 8g; cholesterol 25mg; iron 3mg; sodium 347mg; calcium 146mg; sugars 4g.