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Italian Pasta with Side Salad

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Italian Pasta with Side Salad

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta, side salad, vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 361kcal


  • 4 ounce Spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 medium onion, red
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste, canned
  • 28 ounce crushed tomatoes, canned


Serve With

  • 2 medium orange


  • Cook pasta as directed on package and then set aside covered.
  • Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Dice 1/3 of a red onion and add to pan; cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Mince garlic, add to oil, and cook for 1 minute longer. Mix in oregano, salt, and tomato paste; cook for 1-2 minutes more.
  • Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 5-10 minutes, allowing sauce to thicken.
  • While sauce cooks, assemble the salad: Chop lettuce, halve tomatoes, slice remainder of onion, and place all into a large bowl. Whisk together vinegar, water, oil, Parmesan, honey, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Add to salad and toss to coat evenly.
  • Serve sauce over pasta with salad and orange wedges on the side.
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Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 852mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 15g

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