Tasty Tomatoes: Seven Recipe Ideas

Tomatoes are not just versatile and tasty, they're also packed with nutrients.

by Maureen Callahan

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4. Pasta and Salsa Cruda

In a glass bowl combine 12 beefsteak tomatoes (cored and chopped into pieces), a good handful of torn fresh basil, 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 clove minced garlic, ½ tsp chilli flakes and ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Let the mixture stand for 30 minutes
- Cook 200g penne pasta
- Drain and toss hot pasta with tomato mixture and ½ tsp salt 
- Add mozzarella and chopped olives, if desired
- Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 348 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated), 52g carbs, 5g fibre, 310mg sodium, 10g protein

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