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Penne Pasta and Fresh Tomatoes

Got fresh garden tomatoes? Here's the pasta dish in which to use them. It's dressed with a light vinaigrette starring fresh basil, lemon and garlic.

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

Pasta and Tomatoes

3
cups uncooked penne pasta (12 ounces)
1
medium red tomato, cut into wedges
1
medium yellow tomato, cut into wedges
1/4
cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette

1/3
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
3
tablespoons lemon juice
1
teaspoon chopped fresh garlic
1/2
teaspoon salt

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain. In small bowl beat all Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette ingredients with wire whisk.
  • 2 In large bowl, toss pasta and half of the vinaigrette. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or until serving.
  • 3 Just before serving, toss pasta, tomatoes and remaining vinaigrette. Serve with cheese.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Garnish with fresh basil and Parmesan cheese curls. To make curls, carefully peel curls from a wedge of Parmesan using a vegetable peeler.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
265
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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