Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | July 10, 2012

You Say Tomatoe, We Say [Healthy] Tomato!

Tomatoe or tomato, this delicious and healthy recipe will leave you smiling!

Italian style spaghetti, with a fresh new look! Buon Appetito!

Fresh Tomato Pasta

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 332
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Sodium 778 mg
Total Carbohydrate 56 g
Dietary Fiber 8.5 g
Protein 8 g


Servings and Times

Servings 2
Marinating time 30 minutes


Ingredients and Preparation   



Medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped into 1-inch chunks 3
Red onion, diced ¼
Fresh basil, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons
Garlic clove, minced 1
Capers 2 teaspoons
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons
Kosher salt ½ teaspoon
Angel hair pasta 4 ounces
Grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoon



  1. Combine tomatoes, onion, basil, garlic, capers, oil, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2.  Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting fat and salt. Drain pasta, toss with tomato mixture, and top with Parmesan cheese.

3 vegetables; 2 starches; 1.5 fats; 0.5 lean meat substitutes

Side Suggestion: fresh field green side salad!


Pick up your fresh tomatoes and basil at the Midtown Farmers’ Market!

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