Our Caprese Gigli Pasta For Salad is made using real basil and tomato. This is added to semolina durum wheat flour and mixed to create each dough. One basil flavor and one tomato and garlic.
Once the dough is ready, it is extruded through a bronze die which gives each gigli a lightly rough surface. This ensures that the maximum amount of sauce clings to the pasta for an enhanced pasta eating experience.
All of our pasta dough is handmade in small batches and every step of production is overseen by The Pasta Maker to ensure the best quality every time.
The Pasta Maker created our Caprese Gigli Pasta for Salad especially for those who enjoy Italian food. Caprese salad is one of the most popular antipasto dishes in Italy. The colors, flavors and textures combine perfectly and will have everyone coming back for more.
Caprese Gigli Pasta Salad
Serves up to 4
2 packs Pasta Nostra Gigli Pasta For Salad – Fresh Lemon
1 cup fresh mozzarella pearls
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, roughly torn
Pasta Nostra Extra Virgin Olive oil
1 level teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
Prepare a large mixing bowl of iced water and set aside.
Bring some lightly salted water to a rapid boil and cook the gigli for 3 – 4 minutes.
Drain the pasta and pour it into the iced water to cool and stop the pasta cooking further.
Drain the pasta again and toss in olive oil, salt and pepper, which will ensure the pasta stays separated.
Add all the other ingredients and carefully combine. Add more olive oil and seasoning if necessary.
Cover and chill for up to 30 minutes before serving.