Ricotta and Basil Pasta

Barcelona, Spain

Hello Ladies!

The weather is still very hot here in Barcelona, and with Groucho getting bigger (and hungrier) I was feeling like a nice fresh dish of pasta that required little time to prepare (I know I am a lazy girl!!). I looked for several recipes and tried out this one that I am sharing with you – first because it was particularly tasty, adapted to the hot summer weather, and second, because I know that you love Ricotta!! 🙂

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Ingredients

1 Ricotta (250g)
4 tomatoes
2 Mozzarella
4 tbs Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove, crushed
Fresh Basil
Salt & Pepper

In a salad bowl, cut the tomatoes into cubes, add the garlic, olive oil, ricotta and basil (to your liking).

Cook spaghetti al dente on the side.

Cut the mozzarella and add it (Cubes or shredded) to the mix.

Then put the pasta – still hot – in the bowl.

Make sure you eat it really fast because it will get cold quite quick.

Et voila!

Enjoy 🙂

PS: I am sure you can also add goat cheese or any other kind of cheese that melts to the mix!

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4 thoughts on “Ricotta and Basil Pasta

  1. enlwilliams August 20, 2013 at 6:14 pm Reply

    Oh that looks yummy!! The market is tomorrow so maybe I can get some juicy tomatoes 🙂

  2. momwilliams September 5, 2013 at 11:05 am Reply

    Oh yes, a great combination of flavours. Sometimes it’s hard to get fresh basil here in August because the vegetable guy is on holiday or because I get to the market too late and those nasty early risers have bought it all. I would try using frozen basil in a pinch. Forget the dried stuff which I think should be made illegal! You could also use a ‘best quality’ Italian pesto but don’t forget to adjust the oil if you do. Now I’m hungry….ricotta….let’s see.

  3. Emily October 15, 2013 at 6:31 pm Reply

    Yummers! A quick note on gluten free pastas. I have tried a few different types now: brown rice, corn, quinoa and a combo of corn/rice. Honestly- I personally prefer the corn/rice combo as it has the closest texture to normal pasta and it doesn’t crumble when I chew it. This is a personal preference. I also find that the combo pasta tastes more like pasta than the others. Brown rice pasta was my least favorite.

    • Beth October 16, 2013 at 1:57 pm Reply

      Have you tried making some? Or is that a huge pain in the aaankle?

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