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Linguine with Marinated Tomato and Basil Recipe

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Tired of pasta weighted down by sauce? Opt for Linda Nichols' nutritious toss-up of marinated tomatoes, linguine and cheese. "This recipe comes from my husband's sister, Allison, and is in our family cookbook. It is one of our favorite summer meals," she says from Atlantic, Iowa. "The leftovers make a great cold pasta salad."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) linguine
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 321 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 403 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Meanwhile, prepare linguine according to package directions; drain. Add to the tomato mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve warm. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Linguine With Marinated Tomato And Basil in Light & Tasty June/July 2004, p49

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 321 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 403 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Aug. 28, 2010

Easy and delicious! The perfect meal for those hot summer nights out on the patio. Try it, you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2008

I recently cut out recipes from old issues, and this was one of them. Wish I had found it sooner! It is delicious! My whole family loved it, even my 5-year-old grandson.

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2008

Easy and delicious. I will definately make this again.

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