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Hot Pasta with Cool Tomato Salsa


Hot Pasta with Cool Tomato Salsa

Hot Pasta with Cool Tomato Salsa

Prep and Cook Time 20 minutes

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1 package (9 ounces) uncooked refrigerated linguine or fettuccine
1 tablespoon olive oil
3-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (about 3 large)
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1/4 cup fat-free red wine or balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; toss with olive oil.
  2. While pasta is cooking, combine tomatoes, onion, basil and garlic in medium bowl. Add dressing, salt and pepper; toss.
  3. Top each portion of pasta with tomato salsa and 1 tablespoon cheese.

Hint

Give your salsa extra flavor, color and crunch by adding diced zucchini to the tomato mixture.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 292 mg
Protein 12 g
Fiber 4 g
Carbohydrate 45 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Total Fat 9 g
Calories from Fat 27 %
Calories 303

Dietary Exchange

Meat 1/2
Vegetable 3
Starch 2
Fat 1

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