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Linguine with Marinated Tomato and Basil

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


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 321 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • dsm
    Jul 13, 2019

    Still making and loving this 11 years later. The aroma while this is marinating is so savory with the fresh basil/garlic combo - great dish! Only change I've made is using angel hair instead of linguine - just our pasta preference.

  • blodgs34
    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.

  • lmurphy
    Mar 10, 2008

    Easy and delicious. I will definately make this again.