Archive for October, 2014

Rigatoni with Tomatoes

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Rigatoni and Tomatoes

Rigatoni and Tomatoes

This recipe turns a traditional Italian dish into a low fat, low sodium and low cholesterol vegan dish. The flavors are exquisite while the cooking time from start to finish is only 20 minutes.


2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 cup parsley, chopped

1/2 tsp lemon zest

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp basil, or 1 Tbsp fresh, chopped

2 cups plum tomato, chopped

10 oz rigatoni pasta, or other tube pasta


Combine parsley, lemon zest, and garlic in a bowl and set aside. Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add tomatoes and basil, if using dried, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring often. Stir in basil, if using fresh, and remove from heat. Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente. Drain and toss with tomatoes and parsley mixture.

Serves 6

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition (per serving) Calories 200; % Calories From Fat 10.8%; Total Fat 2.4 g; Saturated Fats 0.4 g; Mono-unsaturated Fats 1.2 g; Poly-unsaturated Fats 0.5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 8.2 mg; Total Carbohydrates 38 g; Dietary Fiber 2.3 g; Sugar 2.6 g; Protein 6.8 g.

More Information:


Thiamin B1 0.45 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin K 87 mcg
Vitamin A 830 IU
Niacin B3 3.7 mg
Pantothenic Acid 0.27 mg
Riboflavin B2 0.2 mg
Vitamin C 13 mg
Vitamin D 0 IU
Vitamin B6 0.12 mg
Vitamin E 0.56 mg
Choline 11 mg



Manganese 0.51 mg
Magnesium 33 mg
alcium 24 mg
Zinc 0.81 mg
Phosphorus 110 mg
Copper 0.18 mg
Fluoride 9.6 mcg
Selenium 30 mcg
Sodium 8.2 mg
Potassium 250 mg
Iron 2 mg