Pasta with Fresh Tomates and Mozzarella

Pasta with Fresh Tomates and Mozzarella
  • 3 Large tomato
  • ¼ Cup(s) Fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon(s) good-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Clove(s) garlic
  • ¾ Cup(s) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (or more)
  1. Place the tomatoes in a colander in the sink and sprinkle with the salt; let drain 20 minutes
  2. Prepare the orecchiette (pasta) according to package directions, omitting salt if desired. Drain an dkeep warm. (If desired, prepare up to 1 day ahead; reheat in the microwave just before service).
  3. Place the drained tomatoes, basil, oil, and garlic in a serving bowl; let stand 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Add the hot pasta and the cheese; toss until cheese melts (I don't like the cheese melted!!) Sprinkle with the pepper and serve at once