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Rating: 4.1/5 (18 votes cast)

Meal Type: Dinner
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: Italian
     Serving Size: 6 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 361
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 28g
Saturated Fat 4g
Unsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 355mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A  21%Vitamin C  23%
Calcium  3%Iron  9%
Potassium  8%Vitamin E  15%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Capellini With Fresh Tomato & Basil Sauce

Date Added: July 26, 2014
This recipe combines the flavor of tomatoes and basil and the use of vinegar and capers adds to the tasty flavor. It is added to pasta and makes an excellent side dish or can be used as the main course for a meal.


2 lb Plum Tomatoes peeled seeded and coarsely chopped
1 cup Basil coarse chopped leaves
3 tablespoons Vinegar Sherry
3 3/4 oz Capers Jar drained rinsed
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 lb Catelli Capelli Dangelo or Angel Hair Pasta
3/4 cup Olive Oil
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1. Combine tomatoes and basil.

2. Marinate at room temperature 1 to 2 hours or overnight in refrigerator.

3. Blend vinegar, capers, salt and pepper into tomato mixture.

4. Bring large amount of salted water to rapid boil.

5. Add pasta and cook until just tender but still firm to bite; drain well.

6. Transfer to platter. Add enough oil to coat. Mix in tomato sauce.

Comments on Capellini With Fresh Tomato & Basil Sauce Recipe:

Posted by a Visitor - March 26, 2012
From Bon Appetit Magazine at least 30 years ago. My Mother used to make this. It is worth making doubles well for a crowd. A favorite for summer cookouts.
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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is high in Vitamin A with 21% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is high in Vitamin C with 23% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is a good source of Vitamin E with 15% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Gluten, Tomato, Sulfites, Vinegar, Olive Oil allergies.
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