Sangria Salmon Caprese Pasta

Flavorful and juicy Pure Flavor® Sangria® Medley Tomatoes are the star of this decadent dinner! Blended with garlic, fresh basil and cheeses, they create a luxurious sauce. Along with tender, omega-3 rich salmon filets, these heart healthy tomatoes can help lower your levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, as well as your blood pressure!

Ingredients

  • 6.5 oz regular or reduced-fat garlic and herbs soft spreadable cheese
  • 1 pint Pure Flavor® Sangria® Medley Tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 10 oz rigatoni or penne pasta
  • 1 1/2-2lb center-cut salmon filet, cut into 4-6 filets
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves,
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella pearls
  • Garnish: grated parmesan cheese and additional Pure Flavor® Sangria® Medley Tomatoes
  • Recipe

    Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a 13”x9” pan or baking dish, lay the spreadable cheese in the center of the pan and pour the tomatoes and garlic evenly around it. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of the olive oil on the tomatoes, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and toss to coat well. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the tomatoes start to burst.

    Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil, cook pasta until al dente and drain. Season salmon filets on both sides with salt and pepper. In a medium skillet on medium-high heat, add remaining olive oil and sear salmon filets 4 minutes skin-side, flip and cook the top 4 minutes, then cook skin-side again until salmon easily flakes or reaches an internal temp of 145°F (about 3-5 more minutes).

    When the cheese and tomatoes are finished baking, remove from the oven, carefully mash the tomatoes with a fork or potato masher and stir/combine with the cheese until it’s a cohesive sauce. Stir in the basil, mozzarella and drained pasta. Plate the pasta, top with salmon and garnish with parmesan cheese and halved tomatoes.

    Approximate Nutrition Information for 1 serving (serves 4): 768 calories, 35g fat, 57g carbs, 55g protein

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    Flavorful and juicy Pure Flavor® Sangria® Medley Tomatoes are the star of this decadent dinner! Blended with garlic, fresh basil and cheeses, they create a luxurious sauce. Along with tender, omega-3 rich salmon filets, these heart healthy tomatoes can help lower your levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, as well as your blood pressure!