12 ounces long pasta of choice (spaghetti, linguine, fettucine, etc)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup Asiago or Parmesan cheese, shredded
Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.
In a small skillet, saute garlic in olive oil.
Add tomatoes and basil, stir until warmed.
In a large bowl, combine pasta with tomato mixture and cheese.
Garnish with a basil sprig. Serve immediately.
Recipe makes 6 servings.
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 282; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 4mg; Sodium: 408mg; Carbohydrates: 45g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 9g
Did You Know?
Basil is used as a valuable addition to any recipe that uses tomatoes for those with sensitive stomachs.
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