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Spaghetti with Fresh Tomatoes

With the delectable combination of basil, tomatoes and mozzarella, this warm pasta medley makes a wonderful meatless side or main course. From Avon Lake, Ohio, Sandy Jenkins writes, “Everyone in our family loves this recipe, and it’s such a great way to use fresh tomatoes from your garden.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) spaghetti
  • 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 12 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1-1/4 cups julienned fresh basil
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large serving bowl, combine the tomatoes, cheese, basil, olives, vinegar, salt and pepper. Drain spaghetti; add to tomato mixture and toss to combine.
  • In a small nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook garlic in oil until tender. Pour over spaghetti mixture; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1-2/3 cups: 398 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 457mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 20g protein.

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