Pasta with Fresh Vegetables and Mozzarella

2 servings
  • 1/2 pound vine ripened tomatoes, washed and cut into small dice
  • 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, packed in water, cut into small dice
  • 1/2 pound fresh fettucine
  • 1 tablespoons each butter and olive oil
  • 1 bunch watercress, washed and most of stems discarded
  • 1 bunch arugula, washed and stems discarded
  • 1/2 cup finely slivered yellow bell pepper
  • Salt and dried red pepper flakes
  • Very fine julienne of fresh red radish and seeded kirby cucumber
  • Bring water to a boil for the pasta. In a serving mixing bowl combine the tomatoes, scallions and mozzarella and set aside. Add fresh pasta to water and cook quickly just until al dente; drain and place in serving bowl. In a medium size skillet melt butter with olive oil. Add watercress and arugula and saute for a couple of minutes just to wilt. Add yellow bell pepper and saute a minute just to begin cooking and remove from heat. Add arugula mixture and toss the ingredient together with salt and pepper red flakes. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle fresh radish and cucumbers on top.

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