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Tomato Spiral Toss Recipe

Tomato Spiral Toss Recipe

"When my husband and I don't have a lot of time, we fix this pleasing pasta dish," remarks Nicole Lynch of Powell River, British Columbia. It's easy to prepare...and easy on the pocketbook at 42 cents a serving. The price comes down even more if you use homegrown tomatoes from your garden.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 2-1/2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes and basil in a serving bowl; set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Drain pasta; add to tomato mixture. Drizzle with oil mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with 1/4 cup oil) equals 237 calories, 11 g fat (0 saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 163 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.