Spaghetti with tomatoes & basil

Spaghetti with tomatoes & basil

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
This quick pasta dish is so simple to prepare yet tastes so good – make sure your tomatoes are really ripe and full flavoured

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal340
  • fat12g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein9g
  • salt1.5g


  • 250g spaghetti
  • 2 banana shallots, finely sliced



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  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 25 basil leaves (ideally from a growing pot)
  • 100g pitted black kalamata olives
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
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  1. Boil the pasta following pack instructions, about 9 mins. Meanwhile, put all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl with plenty of seasoning and toss together. Drain the pasta well, add to the tomato mixture and toss everything together until well mixed.

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7th Aug, 2014
This was terrific. My vegan family members loved it. The rest of us added lots of parmesan cheese. I served with freshly baked French bread loves. Thanks
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