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Bow Ties with Fresh Tomato Sauce

I make this meatless dish often for my husband and me. Try it as a change of pace from traditional sauces. It's a great way to use up plum tomatoes. —Karen Vienot, Rothesay, New Brunswick
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    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


  • In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, oil, garlic, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 360 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • muffbear74
    Sep 16, 2015

    This tasted great! Loved the fact that I could use tomatoes and herbs from the garden and didn't even have to cook the sauce. Will definitely be making this again.

  • lbiesecker
    Aug 17, 2010

    I quadrupled the recipe to feed my family, and it was delicious. My son invited a friend to dinner (a notorious picky eater), and he asked for leftovers to take home. This recipe is a keeper.

  • maryhope
    Sep 9, 2009

    I give this one 10 out of 10! I have made this twice and my family loved it - even my son who thinks he doesn't like tomatoes unless they're pureed. I plan on trying it with whole wheat boxties next time just to make it completely healthy.MLH