Whole Grain Medium Shells With Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, And Pine Nuts

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It’s a caprese salad combined with pasta, for a perfect cool summer dish.


  • 3.3 lbs. Barilla Whole Grain Medium Shells
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 qt. diced heirloom tomatoes
  • 16 chiffonade basil leaves
  • 4 juiced lemons
  • as needed salt
  • as needed pepper
  • 4 lbs. diced fresh mozzarella
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups toasted pine nuts


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for 1 minute less than the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller.

Step 2

Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 3

In a skillet, heat 1/4 cup of the oil and saute the garlic until slightly yellow. Set aside to cool.

Step 4

When the pasta and garlic are cool, toss them together with the tomatoes, basil, remaining oil, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Fold in the mozzarella, Parmesan, and pine nuts. Let rest for at least 30 minutes for the flavors to come together. Serve 2-cup portions.

Recipe Type: , Tags:
Chef Recommended Cuts
  • PLUS® Elbows
  • Whole Grain Medium Shells
  • Whole Grain Rotini

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (259g)
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 637
Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 59mg
Sodium 989mg
Total Carbohydrate 53g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 5g
Protein 34g

Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 49%
Iron 15%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.