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Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce Recipe

"I make this meatless dish often for my husband and me," writes Karen Vienot of Rothesay, New Brunswick. Try it as a change of pace from traditional sauces.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing YIELD:2 servings


  • 4 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh marjoram or 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces uncooked bow tie pasta


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, oil, garlic, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Return pasta to the pan; stir in tomato mixture. Cover and let stand for 2-3 minutes or until slightly heated. Toss and serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 360 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 164 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.