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Fresh Tomato-Herb Sauce

No recipe image available.A fresh version of traditional spaghetti sauce. It requires no stovetop cooking and is flavored with fresh herbs and feta cheese. Can be used as a topping for toasted bread, too!

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups fresh seeded tomatoes*
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Equal® Spoonful**
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup (2-ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients, except feta cheese. Let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. (If making ahead, store, covered, in refrigerator until ready to use.)
  2. Just before serving, stir in feta cheese.
  3. Toss with hot cooked pasta or use on toasted Italian bread for bruschetta.

Makes 8 servings.

*To seed tomatoes quickly and easily, cut tomato into quarters. Squeeze each piece gently in hand; seeds will come out.

**May substitute 1 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 68, protein 2 g, carbohydrate 3 g, fat 6 g, cholesterol 8 mg, sodium 182 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.