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Tomato, Basil and Garlic Whole Wheat Pasta

Tomato, basil and garlic whole wheat pasta is a simple yet classic Italian pasta makes the most of this summer’s local tomatoes, basil and garlic! Using whole wheat pasta can help your family benefit from the health benefits that whole wheat pasta has to offer. Make this as a lighter dinner option or the perfect addition to a barbequed meal!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt (more to taste)
  • 4 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, mined
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 handful fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 (12 ounce) package of whole wheat pasta of your choice, we recommend using whole wheat penne

Toppings:

  • Fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup black olives, halved

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. While water is heating, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil, shallots, and salt, cook for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, garlic, salt and pepper to taste, cook for 8-9 minutes until tomatoes are soft. Remove from heat and stir in basil.
  2. Add whole wheat pasta to boiling water and cook as per package instructions. Once cooked, drain and add to skillet and toss with the sauce. Top with fresh basil leaves, feta cheese and black olives. Serve immediately to enjoy warm or can be served and enjoyed at room temperature.
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