Vegetarian Pasta with Roasted Campari Tomatoes
Do you ever have those days where all you want are veggies? That was me today. I’d been doing a lot of work at home and was craving fresh vegetables. I checked to see what ingredients I had on hand and fortunately I was well stocked.
I had some beautiful Campari Tomatoes that I purchased yesterday, and zucchini, among other items, so decided to make a vegetarian pasta with roasted Campari tomatoes.
This dish is so simple to prepare and can be doctored up by adding chopped nuts, fresh herbs, freshly grated cheese and other roasted veggies. In addition I added grilled chicken for my husband to round out the meal for him.
So light and luscious served as an entree or side you won’t believe how incredible it tastes. This isn’t pasta in the true sense – I think it’s better!
Vegetarian Pasta with Roasted Campari Tomatoes
2 large Zucchini
1 (16oz) container Campari Tomatoes
Remove tomatoes from their stems and rinse. Cut in half and place on a sheet pan lined with heavy duty foil.
Drizzle olive oil lightly over tomatoes and toss to coat. Lay tomatoes cut side up. Roast in 400 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes or until start to wilt. View details for Roasting Campari Tomatoes.
While tomatoes are roasting rinse then cut ends off zucchini.
Lay zucchini on mandoline fitted with thin julienne slicer. Slide zucchini back and forth creating thin spaghetti-like pieces.
Place julienned zucchini on individual plates and top with roasted Campari tomatoes.
Garnish with fresh grated cheese, chopped pistachios or other nut, or fresh herbs, if desired.
This will quickly become your new favorite.
I can eat pasta anytime of the day. This dish looks so delicious!
I feel the same way Asmita but this really isn’t pasta, it’s zucchini that is sliced to look that way. So you can eat it guilt free and never really feel horribly stuffed. I like that about this.
Zucchini and tomatoes are a wonderful combo. I grow both in my garden just so I can enjoy them freshly picked! And this recipe really shows off their glories. Roasting tomatoes is a wonderful way to cook them – their flavor becomes more intense. And zucchini sliced into pasta-like strands? Great idea! Really nice recipe – thanks.
Vicki – what a delight of a meal! I have days like that, too. Nothin’ but veggies! This is brilliant!
Wow, this recipe is super simple! I too crave veggies non-stop and I’m always looking for ways to chock my meals full of veggies. Great recipe!
This sounds fantastic Vicki–those tomatoes look so good! I wasn’t familiar with Campari tomatoes, so I checked the website and unfortunately it doesn’t look like they are available in my area 🙁 Oh well. Maybe I will try this with garden tomatoes this summer.
Jill you can use any type of tomato. Roasting tomatoes truly intensifies their flavor and makes them increidbly delicious.
I hope you all try this recipe. It’s so simple and so good. Unlike regular pasta where you feel guilty eating too much. With this zucchini-like pasta you can eat it all day and not feel full.
These days its so hot over here that I loose my hunger and appetite. Its realy difficult to eat thats why I try to have lighter meals. Yoursalad sounds perfect for that and I ll surely make it! 😉
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Zucchini and roasted tomatoes sound delish Vicki! Your picture is just stunning.
I love roasted tomatoes and the zucchini noodles are genius.
o yes, it happened to me very often. These zucchini spaghetti looks so fresh and tasty with a simple yet very flavourful tomato sauce.
Great idea on veggie pasta! I really need to detox before my trip otherwise I think my stomach will explode. I like your zucchini spaghetti – I need to make that this week! No seconds are allowed right? =D I got to stay healthy! Thanks for sharing the great recipe!
Lately I have been real disappointed with the fresh tomatoes I am finding at the grocers. I will need to get in my car and seek out some local farmers for a better tomato.
Your dish here is really creative, subbing regular pasta with the julliened zucchini! A great way to cut down all the carbs. The roasting of the tomatoes is also an excellent way to bring out all their wonderful flavor. Glad I stopped in to see this gem of a recipe-well done!
Looks like a wonderful. lean and light meal. I love your colors, looks so pretty!
Dear Vicki, This sounds light and delicious. It is both tasty and good for your waistline. Blessings and thank you for your visits. I look forward to them. Catherine xo
Funny, I was having one of those veggie craving days just yesterday. My husband rolls his eyes when I happily serve an all-veggie meal, but deep down I am sure he appreciates it. This dish is so fresh and delicious and versatile. I am an instant fan!
So fresh and healthy – a perfect dish for Spring! Thank you for sharing it, Vicki!
delicious wonderfull fantastic dish ..
Yummy yum delicious dish..lovely !!
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I love the zucchini “noodles” in this. We’re eating mostly vegetarian these days, so dishes like this are perfect for a quick supper. 🙂
When I first read the title, I thought you marinated your tomatoes in Campari. I thought what a clever idea!
But this dish is a dish that I have often in Summertime with fresh zucchini ( courgettes ) we call them from my own garden! Looks scrumptious & tasty too! 🙂
This is definitely my kind of pasta. The tomatoes sound mouth-watering!
Yes, I have been craving veggies lately, particularly radishes! Love the looks and flavors of this dish–it’s perfect for spring.
Your plate of veggie pasta looks so light and healthy, wonderful dish;-)
sounds great Vicki, I had spaghetti squash for the first time last month and really enjoyed it. Had no idea there was a squash out there that would every be my substitute for pasta!! Your blog looks great..keep up the great work!! (((hugts)))
Oh I love this vegetarian pasta! It sound good and is so healthy.
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So delicious and healthy! And I love campari tomatoes…what a yummy topping!
Your blog is amazing, very inspiring!
So healthy and super tasty by the look of it! Yum 🙂