I often dream of going to Italy.
It’s been a dream vacation of mine for years, and after going to France last year, I knew it would be next up on my list. I dream of indulging in pizza, pasta, and alllllllllllllll sorts of carbs. CARBS CARBS CARBS. If I ever go to Italy, I’ll probably turn into a bread loaf.
But, that’s besides the point. Now, I’m going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing that Caprese salads are a popular dish in the country of carbs. If not, then lets disregard this entire intro, but whenever I go to Italian restaurants, they are a popular appetizer. So, why not take this salad and put it in pasta form? BECAUSE PASTA.
I’ve talked about my love for pasta multiple times on my blog. Whenever I don’t know what to talk about on a blog post, I usually resort to a.) talking about pasta or b.) telling an embarrassing story about myself that I know I’ll regret. Oops. Today we’re discussing pasta. But not just any pasta- Modern Table Meals pasta! I’ve raved about them countless times, so this shouldn’t be any different. I love this pasta for so many reasons, but my favorite part is the protein content. Since the only ingredients is lentils (!!!!), you get a ton of plant-based protein, which is a huge win in my book. Even though I’m not vegan, I do like to eat more plant based, so any way to get in protein is a win.
So, this pasta dish is freaking awesome. The melted mozzarella cheese warms my heart and makes my taste buds dance. Combined with the fresh tomatoes and balsamic vinegar dressing, it’s the perfect summer pasta dish. Let’s dig in!
- 1 box Modern Table Meals pasta (or pasta of choice)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese- or one block
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup pesto
- 5 basil leaves, chopped
- Cook your pasta according to the directions.
- Once done, drain any additional water and mix in the cheese and olive oil. Wait until the cheese melts, and then add the tomato, pesto, and basil in.
- Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the pasta, serve it up, and enjoy!
*NOTE*- Modern Table Meals sent me free product and compensation in exchange for recipe development. However, I truly believe everything I’ve said and I love all the products and recipes I created.
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