Vermicelli with Fresh Herb-Tomato Sauce

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.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 5
 

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

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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.

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Expert Tips

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

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
10g
10%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
15%;
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.