Roasting the grape tomatoes with balsamic gives them an amazing sweet yet somehow tart flavor completely waking up your everyday pasta. Add in a punch of fresh thyme and basil for a quick, healthy and fresh lunch or dinner.
If you or your family are not yet used to whole wheat pasta, using angel hair or capellini, it cooks in only 2 minutes and the wheat-i-ness is much less noticeable. I also like to use different vinegars, I used a fig infused white balsamic today, but use regular balsamic or experiment with your favorite flavors.
3 cups gape tomatoes – halved
4 tablespoons olive oil – divided
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar – plus additional for flavor
16 ounces whole wheat angel hair
3-4 tablespoons fresh thyme
3-4 tablespoons fresh basil – torn or chopped
preheat oven to 400 degrees. toss tomatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. roast for 12 minutes, remove and toss with 2 tablespoons vinegar. roast an additional 5-7 minutes. prepare pasta according to package directions, drain and toss with tomatoes, juice from pan, fresh herbs, 2 tablespoons olive oil. add additional salt, pepper and vinegar to taste.
serves ~ 4-6