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Vermicelli with Fresh Herb-Tomato Sauce

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 5 servings
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A fresh tomato sauce is the perfect topping for pasta. This version gets zesty flavor from lemon peel, along with traditional fresh basil and other herbs and seasonings.

Ingredients

7
oz uncooked vermicelli
3
medium tomatoes, seeded, chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
2
tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1/8
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1
clove garlic, minced

Steps

  • 1 Cook and drain vermicelli as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Gently stir cooked vermicelli into tomato mixture to coat.
  • 1 Cook and drain vermicelli as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix remaining ingredients.
  • 3 Gently stir cooked vermicelli into tomato mixture to coat.

Expert Tips

To chop fresh herbs, place them in a glass measuring cup and snip them with kitchen scissors.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
3g
3%
Protein
10g
10%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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