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Spaghettini with Mini-Tomatoes

77 Reviews
94% would make this recipe again

This adaptation of a Southern Italian specialty requires a grilling of the tomatoes in order to enhance their flavour.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 10 min
430 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Lactose Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Heart-healthy

Ingredients

160 g spaghettini
20 mini-tomatoes (cherry, miniature or grape) 1 1/3 cup
10 black olives 4 tbsp
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
1/2 dried chili peppers, minced 0.4 g
1 1/4 tsp Italian parsley, fresh, chopped 2 g
1 tsp chives, fresh, chopped 1 g
4 leaves fresh basil, whole 2 tbsp
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 230°C /450°F.
  2. Oil an ovenproof dish (about 1 teaspoon per serving). Lay the mini-tomatoes on the sheet. Coat them thoroughly with the oil. Bake 5-7 min, until the skins split open.
  3. To save time, the rest of the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Cook the pasta.
  4. Transfer the tomatoes and juices into a skillet. Add the remaining oil, the pressed or minced garlic, the minced chili pepper, and the olives. Sauté 3-4 min.
  5. Pour the drained pasta into the skillet with the tomatoes. Sprinkle with the chopped herbs, mix well, add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with the basil leaves then serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (330g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

430

Fat

14 g

21 %

Saturated 1.9 g
+ Trans 0 g

10 %

Cholesterol

0 mg

Sodium

440 mg

18 %

Carbohydrate

66 g

22 %

Fibre

5 g

21 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

11 g

Vitamin A

29 %

Vitamin C

21 %

Calcium

5 %

Iron

16 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ¾ serving
Grain Products : 2 ¾ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Cholesterol, Trans Fat
Low  :
Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Folacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C
Good source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Vitamin E, Zinc
Excellent source of  :
Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims  :
Heart-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables ½
Fats 2 ½

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Members' Reviews

77 Reviews (72 with rating only ) 94% would make this recipe again
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PKenny
october 04, 2015 | I would make this recipe again

Delicious. Simple to make. I had lots of cherry tomatoes from the garden. i didn't have the fresh herbs, but dried herbs worked just as well.

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alisonpalk
august 11, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

This was extremely easy and very, very good. tasted like summer in Italy. A real winner. I sauteed the tomato/olive/chili/garlic combo longer than suggested -- probably about 10-15 min. Not sure if that made it better or not.

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citychick76
july 11, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

Easy simple and kids loved it!

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Katharsis
april 05, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

This was good, simple and a nice change. No real wow factor but certainly nothing wrong with it.

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strivingveg
march 21, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

Nice change for pasta. No sauce required. Very quick to make.

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PKenny
october 04, 2015 | I would make this recipe again

Delicious. Simple to make. I had lots of cherry tomatoes from the garden. i didn't have the fresh herbs, but dried herbs worked just as well.

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alisonpalk
august 11, 2012 | I would make this recipe again

This was extremely easy and very, very good. tasted like summer in Italy. A real winner. I sauteed the tomato/olive/chili/garlic combo longer than suggested -- probably about 10-15 min. Not sure if that made it better or not.

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citychick76
july 11, 2011 | I would make this recipe again

Easy simple and kids loved it!

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