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Tomato Spiral Toss Recipe
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Tomato Spiral Toss Recipe

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"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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

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.

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.
Originally published as Tomato Spiral Toss in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p51

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.

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

I love the meld of flavors in this recipe; however, I wanted to make it bolder with some meat and use it as a main dish. I tried chunks of roasted chicken. Perfect!

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

The flavor combinations of the tomato, basil, and garlic work well together. I thought the dressing was a little lacking in flavor, however. Next time I would definitely use closer to 1/4 cup of canola oil, as I thought 1/2 cup was too much. Also, I added some Zesty Italian dressing to spice up the salad a little.

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Reviewed Jan. 27, 2014

Very good flavors. Would be good hot or cold. Add chicken for a chicken pasta salad.

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

I LOVE this recipe and have made it lots of times! The only things I do different is to let all the ingredients (except the pasta) sit together for a while to help blend the flavors and I add some cooked chicken sometimes. YUM!

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