con mozzarella e pomodori
Spaghetti with mozzarella and tomatoes
Italians are generally more anarchistic than nationalistic, except when it comes to food. And there is nothing better than a dish in the national colours like spaghetti with mozzarella and tomatoes.
Italians and particularly the area around Naples love the combination of red, white and green food. Caprese salad, pizza Margerita and gnocchi alla sorrentina are the obvious example as is this classic spaghetti napoletana or spaghetti with mozzarella and tomatoes.
Served with a good quality of dried spaghetti, this dish can be ready in the time it takes to boil the pasta. And if you make the spaghetti yourself, you’ll end up with a meal of epic dimensions.
For the spaghetti
250 g flour
A pinch of saffron
For the sauce
1 mozzarella cheese (preferably di buffala)
8 fresh red tomatoes
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Olive oil, salt and pepper