'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.

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prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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Tips

Nutritional Analysis: 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.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 31.1g; fat 10.8g; cholesterol 2.2mg; sodium 141.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2007
My family LOVED this, but I must admit that I tweaked it quite a bit. I heated the oil in a skillet for about 7min., along with the other ingredients. I also added about 2T of the Mrs. Dash Italian Blend. But, everyone thought it was fantastic and I'm making it again this week! Oh, and I used homegrown tomatos.....yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2009
Delicious and full of basil flavor. Taking the advice of others, I heated up the olive oil with a splash of red wine vinegar, then add in garlic, saute, add in basil and tomato a pinch of Italian seasoning, and a pinch of crushed pepper flakes, salt and pepper, heat through...viola. Add to the cooked pasta, stir, eat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2012
Instead of vegetable oil and cider vinegar, I used extra virgin olive oil and a quality balsamic vinegar. I went a tad lighter on the dried basil. I also increased the balsamic vinegar a little and also the parmesan cheese by tossing what was called for in the recipe with the pasta, then sprinkling a little over each serving as I served it. We all loved this pasta recipe, especially me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2011
This was delicious!! It felt like it needed a LITTLE something...so maybe I will toss in some sliced black olives next time!! yum yum!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2006
I was looking for a quick and easy dish for dinner to go with a tomato based bread I made. This was NOT it. Although, I quickly realized that this is something you take to a picnic or as a SUMMER side dish... it tasted decent. Nothing spectacular but a good base recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2009
I made this recipe exactly as stated but I added some cooked chicken breast and heated it with the tomato mixture before tossing it with the pasta. WOW! We all LOVED it!!!!! AWESOME! We'll have this again and again w/fresh garden tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2007
This recipe was o.k. way to much oil! and even dried herbs taste better when they are sautéd a little. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2009
Does not make very much. I doubled the amount of pasta. Next time I will cut back on the oil as it is way to much. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/04/2009
Good as a side dish, especially with garden ripe tomatoes and fresh basil. I added the tomato mixture to the hot pasta and heated slightly. Read More
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