Orecchiette alla Carrettiera ("Wagon-Driver Style")

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From: EatingWell Magazine October 1997

Orecchiette is a traditional ear-shaped pasta. This raw sauce is perfect for hot summer nights.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 6-8 ounces orecchiette, or spaghetti
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 very ripe plum tomatoes, (12 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

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  1. Cook orecchiette (or spaghetti) in boiling salted water until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Rub the pasta-serving bowl with one half of a garlic clove.
  3. Coarsely chop tomatoes and remaining garlic on a cutting board. Transfer to the serving bowl. Add salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Drizzle with oil. Toss well.
  4. Drain pasta and add to tomatoes. Toss well. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
  • Ingredient note: Orecchiette is a traditional ear-shaped pasta.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 428 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 13 g fiber; 72 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 78 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1702 IU vitamin A; 25 mg vitamin C; 71 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 597 mg sodium; 619 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 4 1/2
  • Exchanges: 4 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 fat

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