Start by washing your hands and checking that you have all ingredients at hand.
Rinse the tomatoes and halve them with a sharp knife.
Peel the garlic clove and put it in a large, high-sided pan. Pour 1 tsp of olive oil onto the pan. Fry the garlic clove on medium heat for about 5 minutes, to season the oil. Remove the clove from the pan and throw it to bio-waste.
Add the tomatoes to the pan and beware of hot oil. Season with salt and pepper, and fry on medium heat for about 20 minutes. Mix half of the basil leaves with the tomatoes.
Bring the pasta to boil according to the instructions on the package. Once the water boils, add at least 1 teaspoon of salt.
While your pasta boils, cut the mozzarella into small pieces. If you love mozzarella like I do, use two balls for this pasta.
When your pasta is ‘al dente’, strain it in a colander and toss it into the pan. Mix with tomatoes and let cook for 2 minutes.
Add the mozzarella cubes and the rest of the basil and stir them in the pasta. That’s it! Bravissimo!
"All kids love desserts!"
Tell us about your fav recipe? This Italian flag coloured pasta is super easy and quite quick to make. You only need to be able to cut – and not to burn your fingers. ‘Delizioso!’
How many Carrot Kitchen’s videos do you cook on? You can see me cooking the Liquorice Balls, Pesto Pasta, Garlic Butter and Mummy Cake, at least.
Which of the videos is your own favourite and why? Mummy Cake, one of the few desserts I’ve cooked from Carrot Kitchen. All kids love desserts!
How come you cook so well Italian? I'm used to cooking and eating a lot of pasta, and I’m half-Italian.
Do you hesitate when draining the pasta? 0% / 100%.
What’s your #1 pasta tip? Do not overcook it. If it becomes too soft, the taste suffers.
Do you prefer cooking by yourself or with a friend? By myself.
Why that? Easier to concentrate. I also like cooking with my parents.
Have you tasted this yummy and easy-to-make pasta? Try now this delicious feta cheese & tomato pasta recipe loved by Carrot Kitchen chef Ella. Yum yum!
Pasta bolognese is such an easy thing to make that you can eat it every week. Season this classic sauce with heaps of spices and garnish with chili flakes if you feel like.
This lovely salad is very easy to make: just put veggies and mozzarella in a bowl and season well. Simple ingredients and surprising avocado-lemon oil – have you tried it already?