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Dinner Tonight: Hot Caprese Pasta

I love summer ingredients. I can’t get enough. Every time the cold seasons arrive, I find myself wishing I had eaten more peaches and berries and cooked with more basil and tomatoes while I could. So this summer I’m going for it full speed, taking advantage of all the amazing fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are at their peak.



For dinner tonight I made us a pasta inspired by caprese salad. No recipe or specific quantities, just clean and simple ingredients. Fresh pasta from the farmer’s market, local tomatoes, basil, garlic, and a combination of smoked and fresh mozzarella.









This dinner only took me about 20 minutes to prepare, and the fresh ingredients did all the work for me. I’m always much happier trusting nature than I am relying on any sort of special cooking techniques.

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re loving summer food, too.


I’m curious…

What’s your favorite summer ingredient?


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  • Athena R July 10, 2013, 8:09 am

    That pasta looks soooo delicious. You’ve made this pregnant woman very hungry, and I just finished breakfast…lol.

  • Athena R July 10, 2013, 8:10 am

    Oh and to answer your question, one of my favorite summer ingredients is corn. I especially love it grilled or roasted.

    • Lauren July 11, 2013, 11:52 am

      I LOVE corn, too! It gets so sweet and delicious in the summer…

  • Emily July 10, 2013, 1:25 pm

    YUM! This looks perfect!
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    • Lauren July 11, 2013, 11:51 am

      I’ll have to make it for you when you come! :)

  • Jody July 10, 2013, 1:54 pm

    Your site is lovely. I may use your recipes, hope you don’t mind.

    • Lauren July 11, 2013, 11:50 am

      Thank you! I hope that you do try some recipes, that’s what they’re here for! :)

  • Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake July 10, 2013, 3:08 pm

    Oh my, that looks amazing. I love caprese salad and pasta and the two together – yes please!

  • Monique July 12, 2013, 11:38 am

    OMG! This looks amazing, Lauren!
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  • Fern Arcieri August 15, 2013, 12:46 am

    Hi Lauren, I loved your blog, everything you make looks so delicious. Hopefully one day we will get to Atlanta and come see you. Hope you and Jason are doing well. talk to you soon…..Fern

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