Fresh Cherry Tomato and Basil Pasta in a Garlic and Olive Oil Sauce.

29 Posted by - August 20, 2013 - Chicken, Dinner, Pasta

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Your choice of pasta – spaghettini works best
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 10-15 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli peppers (or 1 fresh chilli)
  • salt and pepper to taste

– We usually use whole wheat, or smart pasta when we are making our pasta dishes.  If you are looking for a very low calorie, low carb substitute for pasta, try using Spaghetti Squash.


  1. Cook pasta as per directions on the box
  2. In a pan add olive oil, garlic and chillies. Cook until it begins to sizzle
  3. Add tomatoes and basil until the skin of the tomatoes begin to wilt
  4. Pour entire mixture over noodles.  Add fresh parmesan cheese and serve with your choice of chicken, shrimp or salmon.

Makes 2 servings.

Approx macros per serving:

Chicken – 540 Cals | 68g Carbs| 20g Fat | 51g Protein

Shrimp – 565 Cals | 70g Carbs | 17.5g Fat | 35g Protein

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