Wholewheat Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes

This simple recipe uses few ingredients and produces a delicious light meal option. This recipe contains olive oil, which is praised for its many health benefits - including promoting good heart health.

  • Serves 2

  • Preparation 10 mins

  • Cooking 15 mins

Wholewheat Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes
  • Dairy-Free

  • Egg-Free

  • Nut-Free

  • Vegan

Ingredients

  • 150g wholewheat spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium lemon, zest only
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 5g fresh parsley or coriander, finely chopped

Method

  1. Place spaghetti in large pan of boiling water and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or according to packet instructions, until tender.
  2. While the spaghetti is cooking, heat the oil in a deep-sided frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, cooking for 3 minutes until softened.
  3. Add the tomatoes and lemon zest, then season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the tomatoes become really soft and the oil has begun to take on an orange colour.
  5. Once cooked, remove from the heat.
  6. When the spaghetti is cooked, drain and add it to the tomatoes, along with the chopped herbs. Stir to combine, then serve.
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories

    392 kcal

  • Fat

    13.6g

  • Saturates

    2.1g

  • Protein

    12.5g

  • Carbs

    58.6g

  • Sugar

    9.5g

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