My favorite light pasta dish to order at The Olive Garden is Capellini Pomodoro. So I decided to see if I could create my own version at home. I found the recipe on the Olive Garden website, and I changed it slightly to fit my taste. I served it with a green salad and Olive Garden dressing that I bought at Sam's club. I added 2 tbsp. of vinegar when I made it, but next time I think I will start with one and add more if it needs it. I think you'll agree that this is an easy, zesty pasta dish! Enjoy!
14 oz. whole wheat spaghetti
8 medium roma tomatoes, diced very small
11 fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 cloves garlic
6 Tbsp. olive oil
1-2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
Black pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to directions on package. Meanwhile, saute diced tomatoes, basil, garlic, oil, vinegar and pepper in a large skillet on low heat. Drain pasta and toss in pan with tomato mixture. Heat through and serve immediately.