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Fresh-Tomato Pasta

Fresh-Tomato Pasta

Bring the fresh flavor of Italy to your table with this must-try pasta recipe. It takes only minutes to prepare and is far and away better than any jarred sauce.

Health JUNE 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups)
  • Cook time:15 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package penne
  • 4 cups chopped seeded tomato
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Preparation

1. Cook pasta according to package directions (omit salt and fat). Drain.

2. Combine pasta and remaining ingredients, tossing to coat.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 420
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 10g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 13g
  • Carbohydrate: 55g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 604mg
  • Calcium: 159mg
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