Vegetarian: Pasta: Vegetarian Pasta Toss

Want protein and fiber but aren't very hungry? This light pasta dish is perfect!

Author: Anita, CalorieKing member
Date: August 07, 2009

Suggestions: A multi-grain pasta (such as Barilla Plus) that is rich in protein, fiber, omega-3-fats, flaxseed, adds additional nutrition to this dish.

Serves: 2 person(s)
Yield: 2 x 1 1/2 cup servings

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 8 mins

Ingredients:

    4 oz dry multi-grain spaghetti (such as Barilla Plus)
    2 cup arugula leaves
    1 cup cherry tomatoes, minced
    1 Tbsp oil
    2 Tbsp shredded parmesan cheese

Directions:

    Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.

    While pasta is draining, in the same pan, heat oil. Add garlic and lightly brown. Add arugula and sauté until slightly wilted. Add tomatoes and cooked pasta. Heat through for about 1 to 2 minutes. Garnish with parmesan cheese.

Variations:

    Fresh basil can substitute for arugula.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:302 cals
Kilojoules:1,260 kJ
Fat:9.4 g
Carbohydrates:42.3 g
Protein:13.2 g
Cholesterol:4.0 mg
Sodium:120 mg
Saturated Fat:1.9 g
Fiber:5.3 g
Calcium:123.0 mg
Total Sugars:3.4 g

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