Monday, July 29, 2013
Caprese pasta with roasted tomatoes
Continuing with our theme of easy meals to have on hand so that we can feed people who arrive on our doorstep I'm adding gluten free caprese pasta to the mix. This is super easy to make and uses ingredients that are available at any grocery store. My kids love it and it's become a family favorite!
Roasting tomatoes brings out a sweetness in the flavor that makes them so delicious! You won't believe how easy it is to do! I probably used a pint and a half of fresh tomatoes from the market but any amount will do; the roasting process will be the same.
1-2 pints of cherry tomatoes (or any other small tomato)
freshly cracked pepper.
Place the tomatoes on a sheet pan in a single layer and drizzle olive oil over the top. With your fingers toss the tomatoes around in the oil until they're evenly coated. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
Roast for 15-20 minutes at 400 degrees until tomatoes begin to caramelize. Let cool.
1 package of brown rice spiral pasta cooked according to package directions.
1 large bunch of fresh basil torn into pieces
fresh mozzarella balls (cherry size)
freshly ground black pepper.
Toss pasta, mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes together in a medium sized bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
That's it! Easy as that! Hope you enjoy serving it to the people you love!!