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Capellini Pasta with Checca Sauce (No-Cook Tomato Sauce)

  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Complexity: very easy
  • Origin: Italy

Checca sauce is an Italian no-cook tomato sauce, that is all about the ingredients. That is why we at KL Keller Foodways believe the As Pontis Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil with its light and buttery flavor is the right oil to compliment the sweet flavors of the cherry tomatoes and fresh basil found in this Italian sauce. So continue enjoying the wonderful flavors of summer by giving this quick and easy Pasta alla Checca recipe a try!


  • 12 ounces capellini pasta
  • 16 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5 green onions, coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 10-12 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 tablespoons As Pontis Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, for garnish


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Place capellini in water and cook until al dente.

  2. While pasta is cooking, combine tomatoes, green onion, garlic, and olive oil into a food processor. Pulse ingredients until they are coarsely chopped—do not purée the sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Drain pasta. Toss tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and pasta in a large bowl. If desired, drizzle more olive oil and toss again.

  4. Plate pasta, garnish with Parmigiano-Reggiano to desired amount and serve immediately.



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