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Vegetarian Recipe for Penne Pasta with Tomatoes and Salad

Ingredients (makes one serving)

1 serving whole wheat penne pasta
3 tomatoes
6 garlic cloves (peeled and diced)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon parsley
1 medium head romaine lettuce (washed, dried and cut into small pieces)
1/4 onion sliced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
seal salt and freshly ground pepper


Cook pasta as directed in package. Meanwhile heat 2 tablespoons olive oil (medium heat) in a frying pan, add 5 minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Finely dice tomatoes and add to the pan with a pinch of salt, pepper and parsley and cook until tomatoes have broken up, about 10 minutes. Drain pasta and add to sauce. Mix all together and keep warm. Meanwhile place salad in a big bowl and add the onion, sliced tomato, remaining garlic, remaining olive oil, vinegar, a pinch of salt, pepper and mix all together. Serve salad on side.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 782
Total Fat - 43g
Saturated Fat - 6g
Trans Fat - 0g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 180mg
Total Carbohydrate - 82g
Dietary Fiber- 19g
Sugars - 19g
Protein - 18g

Key Note

This vegetarian recipe has a high amount of calories and fat, however, most of the calories and fat come from the raw olive oil, which is heart healthy, and keeps your cholesterol in check. Whole wheat pastas are high in dietary fiber, and offer plenty of protein. This recipe will fill you up with great taste, and make you feel great.























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