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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

angel hair caprese


Happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing a dish I made just last night for dinner --  it was simple, quick and oh so delicious! Lately, I have been having a difficult time coming up with dinner ideas. It's such a difficult time of year, it's still warm but I'm bored with "summer food" and it's too hot for "fall food" -- I guess it's similar to finding clothes for this time of the year! As a side note, I am making a fall-ish pizza for dinner on Friday night, so I will keep you posted on how that goes! 

For the last few months, Monday night has been designated as quick pasta night. Not only do Mondays call for quick dinners, but I'm embarrassed to say it also makes for a quick and easy clean up to get ready for the Bachelorette/Bachelor/Bachelor in Paradise. I get SO annoyed with the contestants on the show, but it's addicting. I hate that they keep bringing people back from past seasons to keep you hooked. And, frankly, it's so bad that it's actually funny. Can anyone else relate?!

Anyways, no matter what your reason is for needing a quick dinner, this is a must try! It's light enough for the summer months but by adding the balsamic glaze, it gives a different spin on one of my favorite food combinations ever! 


Angel Hair Caprese

{what you will need} 
1 pound angel hair pasta
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch basil, torn or chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Balsamic glaze for drizzling
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Meanwhile, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the cherry tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook for an additional 2 minutes, just until heated through. Remove oil and tomato mixture from the heat and toss with the cooked pasta. Mix in the basil and Parmesan cheese and stir until completely incorporated. Transfer to a serving dish or bowl and drizzle with desired amount of balsamic glaze. Serve immediately. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy cooking!


  1. This looks so delicious! I am definitely going to try making it for dinner!

    Our Life is Beautiful

  2. my kind of meal--sometimes the simple ones are the best! i love it! looks great :)

  3. Ahhhh...I was just thinking about pasta and then I open up your page!
    Looks amazingggggg

  4. This sounds sooooo good, can't wait to try!


  5. I have been struggling with meal ideas too so thank you for the yummy new recipe!! Blogs help so much with meal inspirations from each other!! Nice job chef Rachel!! ;-) Have a great day!!

  6. Suuuuuuper yum! :) Happy Tuesday, babe!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. This recipe would be perfect for a busy weeknight. Definitely a must-try.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  8. This looks delicious! Anything with cherry tomatoes and I am sold!!

  9. Sign me up for this meal!! I'm such a fan of pasta and of course this sounds really light too! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

  10. I don't watch that show but have been hearing a lot about it? Should I watch it?! Haha, yummm, the pasta looks so good!

    May | THE MAYDEN

  11. I wish that I like tomatoes, every meal I see looks delish, I just can't seem to get my taste buds to think so too!

    C's Collection |

  12. This looks delicious and I love how it is so easy!! Such a great dinner for Mondays!

  13. this looks yummy....

  14. That looks amazing! So fresh and perfect for summer!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

  15. Yum!! This looks amazing and so simple! I can never have too much pasta!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  16. I can totally relate to your feelings on the Bachelor franchise! And dare I say I saw Chris (from Emily's season) coming back yet again in next week's episode. Dude give it up! This dish looks super yummy and perfect for Monday nights :)

  17. Mmm, that looks so good! We have pasta on Mondays as well! Except ours isn't as fancy.
    I'd love to try this out, thanks for sharing :)

  18. Your blog inspires me in so many ways! I hope one day my blog is as great as yours! xo


  19. Sounds so good! I love all things pasta!


  20. Love fresh tomatoes in pasta... this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!


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  22. nice post... it looks yum....

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