Light Southwestern Tomato Pasta


This is a quick and easy recipe with few ingredients. It is a light sauce for tomato lovers with flavorful spices and a nice southwestern taste.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound pasta

  • 4 large tomatoes, cubed

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 pinch dried basil

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • cup olive oil

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (Optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

  2. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cilantro, basil, sugar and oregano; mix well, then add olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.

  3. Combine sauce with pasta and toss to coat. Top with cheese and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

582 Calories
22g Fat
80g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 582
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 516mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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