Lisa Farmer: Heirloom Tomato & Basil Pasta

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Ingredients:

  • 1 box Dreamfields Angel Hair
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cups coarsely chopped tomatoes (see note below)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)

1.Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; return to pan. Toss with 1 tablespoon oil.
2.Meanwhile, in large bowl, toss together tomatoes, basil, garlic and remaining 1 tablespoon oil.Add salt and pepper, as desired.Arrange pasta on platter; top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
Makes 6-8 servings.

Note: Use fresh, firm, ripe tomatoes. Could include heirlooms, grape, cherry, etc.

Nutrition information (1/6 of recipe): 281 calories; 9 g protein; 12 g digestible carbohydrates*; 6 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 22 mg sodium; 8g total dietary fiber.

*If traditional pasta is used in this recipe there is a total of 52 g carbohydrate.

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