Spaghettini with Mini-Tomatoes

Spaghettini with Mini-Tomatoes

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

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 10 min

430 calories per serving 


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
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

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.


  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

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (330g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




14 g

21 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g

9 %


0 mg


440 mg

18 %


66 g

22 %


5 g

21 %


3 g


11 g

Vitamin A

30 %

Vitamin C

20 %


4 %


15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¾ serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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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 :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pasta | Tomatoes | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | High Iron | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Vegan | Vegetarian | Italian

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