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    Spaghetti With Fresh Tomatoes and Basil. Photo by Thorsten

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    28 mins

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    Thorsten's Note:

    A quick, fresh summer dish. Use fully ripe tomatoes for best results.

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    1. 1
      Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Only drain spaghetti, do not rinse.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, cook onions in 1/2 tbs olive oil in a small pot over medium high heat until soft, about 1 minute.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat to low. Add tomatoes, sugar, pepper and salt to taste. Stir to mix.
    4. 4
      Tomatoes should get warm, but not cooked, about 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      When ready to serve add remaining 1/2 tbs oil, basil and spaghetti to tomatoes. Remove from heat, mix well, cover and let rest for 2 minutes. Serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 29, 2005


      I am in the middle of a bumper crop of heirloom tomatoes and was looking for something fast and easy, using what I had on hand. WOW!!!!!! Was I shocked at how yummy this was. Sometimes I have been known to change up the recipes a bit, but on this one I didn't after reading reviews. Even the husband wanted to get his hands into it and add more oil, garlic and basil. I ended up having to ban him from the kitchen while I was making this dish. This was a great surprise!!!! We were fighting over the serving bowl during dinner!! THANKS!

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    • on September 13, 2014


      Great recipe! made 4 servings and used about 10 romas to do it. Perfect recipe to use if your overwhelmed with tomatoes. I didn't have fresh basil, but the dried basil seemed to do the trick.(1tsp dry). I prolly could of used more basil, but I didn't want to over do it.

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    • on October 24, 2009


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    Nutritional Facts for Spaghetti With Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

    Serving Size: 1 (323 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 587.6
    Calories from Fat 140
    Total Fat 15.6 g
    Saturated Fat 2.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 16.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 95.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    Sugars 10.3 g
    Protein 16.6 g

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