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Tomato Pasta

Zesty Pasta

This pasta and salsa dish combines flavors of tomatoes and spicy jalapeno peppers.

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


Extra-virgin olive oil: 1 tbsp

Whole wheat Pasta: 2 cups

Whole-grain orzo: ½ cup

Vegetable or chicken broth: low sodium: 2 cups

Onion (red or white): small: chopped finely: 1

Plum tomatoes: halved, deseeded and diced: 4

Jalapeno pepper: deseeded and chopped finely: 1

Lime: zested and juiced: 1

Cilantro leaves: finely chopped: handful: ½ cup

Salt: to taste


  • Place a saucepan over medium flame.
  • Add olive oil and heat.
  • Transfer orzo to the saucepan and toast till it gets a rich golden color.
  • Add pasta and broth and heat to boiling.
  • Lower the heat and place a lid over the pan while it simmers for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Drain.
  • Mix onion, plum tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice and zest into large bowl.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Toss the pasta with salsa before serving.

Additional Recipe Information:

  • Nutritional Information per serving: 240 calories, 215 mg sodium, 44.5 g carbohydrate, 8.1 g protein, 4.4 g fat, 5 g fiber and 0 mg cholesterol

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