Classic Combo’s ~ Roasted Caprese Pasta Salad

Roasted Caprese Pasta Salad
Sometimes the simplest of combos = pure flavour heaven.
With no beating around the bush, their true flavours are able to sing loud and proud.
Allow me to demonstrate via words…

– raspberries & coconut (a personal fave)
– lime & chilli (yet another treasured union)
– oats & honey (as seen in these Oat Honey Bars and this Camomile Honey Oat Cake)

Getting me a lil’ better?
Pretty much these well-loved combos are as close to as fool-proof as you can get (apart from your Mama’s most regular home made meal… well… that’s pretty much inbuilt into our cooking memories, amma right or amma right?)

roast vegetables
Well, nothing seems more classic and foolproof than the one and only Caprese Salad.
Let me lay it out for you… it’s pretty damn complex…..

tomato, mozzerella and basil

told you it was cray cray complicated.

basil bunch food photography

basil bunch food photography
But it’s time this easy lovin’ combo got a yummy mix up…
We’re gonna roast our tomatoes with some added zucchini and onion, toss it through some pasta and drizzle with some balsamic for good measure.

Soundin’ pretty swell?

Wait till you cook it! (and better yet taste it)
It is literally one of the simplest meals to whip up!
Followed by some serious chowin’ down..

casarecce pasta

Shall we get down to business?

recipe adapted from ‘The Little Red House


450g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 zucchini, thinly sliced
1/4 red onion, sliced
2 handfuls of mozzarella (I buy the fresh logs of mozzarella and dice it for this recipe)
olive oil (enough to coat vegetables)
salt and pepper
250g casarecce pasta
finely chopped basil leaves
balsamic vinegar


 Preheat oven to 450°F (230C)

Toss tomatoes, zucchini and onions in olive oil and salt and pepper.
Spread out on a baking sheet and roast for about 20 minutes.Cook the pasta according to packet instructions.Combine roasted veggies with cheese, basil, pasta and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

—Upon cooking this, I had an afterthought of adding garlic with the veggies for roasting to add extra flavour.
Feel free to add it and let me know how it goes!

Roasted Caprese Pasta Salad
cherry tomatoes food photography
Roasted Caprese Pasta Salad
What’s your favourite classic combo?

Thanks for stopping by!daisy-and-the-fox-sign-off


10 thoughts on “Classic Combo’s ~ Roasted Caprese Pasta Salad

    • thank-you lovely Chaya! :)
      it’s so easy, you could pretty much do it with your eyes closed! (apart from the chopping of veggies haha :P )
      hope your having a great week!

    • Thank-you very much Amanda :)
      It’s giving me a little touch of spring whilst we head into winter over here haha
      Hope your having a lovely week!

    • thank-you very much :)
      i was seriously eating them straight off the tray haha too good!

      hope you’re having a lovely week :)

  1. Oh gosh. Needless to say, I am loving these giant food photos, the new(ish? Obviously it’s been too long since my last visit) layout here is divine! As for Caprese? Yum. Perfect in its simplicity. Nourishing and delicious! xx

    • haha yeah the new blog layout I did a while ago allowed all my photos to be displayed large – yay!
      and thank-you! :)
      couldn’t of said it better myself – thank lovely Laura!

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