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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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