Summer Time #04 – Pasta

summertime Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Corn

Makes 4 servings

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Shopping List:

  • 225 gr or 8 ounces pasta
  • 60 ml or 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 30 ml or 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 75 gr or ½ cup whole corn kernels, cooked
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 50 gr or ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 gr or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 gr or 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 gr or 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil (optional)

orzo-pastaTO MAKE:

  1. In a large pot with boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente.
  2. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, and dried basil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, corn kernels, and scallions.
  5. Let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Toss pasta with tomato mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.
  8. Garnish with fresh basil, if desired.

Note 1: Use any pasta you like, I prefer orzo.
Note 2: Add 2 grilled, and cubed, chicken breasts and you have a whole meal.
Note 3: Tastes great hot or cold.


Amount Per Serving Main recipe.
Calories: 440
Total Fat: 20.9g
Cholesterol: 56mg
Sodium: 61mg
Total Carbohydrates: 53.8g
Dietary Fiber: 6.2g
Protein: 11.8g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20140717-ST04-Pasta-Tomato-Corn