Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on February 6, 2008.



Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes

  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 7 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups (about 1 pound) diced tomatoes, chopped
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon Hawaiian salt
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta (cappelini)


  1. In a large skillet, combine garlic and 3 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  2. Cook on medium heat until garlic is lightly and evenly browned.
  3. Add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper; cook until tomatoes are hot.
  4. Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions; drain.
  5. Toss pasta with the remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil.
  6. Combine with tomato mixture, or serve over pasta.

Makes 4 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving:
450 calories, 25 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 650 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 9 g protein


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