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Lemony Angel Hair Toss

(Family Features) - Is your calendar bustling with activity? Make mealtime a snap with a zesty toss-and-go recipe using quick-cooking angel hair pasta, a heavenly addition to any meal.

Did you know angel hair is one of the most popular pasta cuts in America, second only to spaghetti? Because of its delicate texture, this popular pasta is at its best when paired with lightly-structured sauces, seafood or vegetables, as showcased in Lemony Angel Hair Toss.

This simple, colorful dish of cherry and grape tomatoes, baby arugula and lemon juice is also a time-saver; the angel hair cooks up in just 5 minutes. The best part - by using Dreamfields Pasta, each serving contains only 7 grams of digestible carbohydrates, versus 37 grams if traditional pasta was used.

That's not all - this pasta has an added health boost because it delivers twice the fiber (5 grams), fewer digestible carbohydrates and a lower glycemic index per serving than regular pasta. These health benefits, along with having all the taste and texture of traditional pasta, make it an ideal choice for the 81 million Americans with diabetes or pre-diabetes, and the entire family, too.

For more recipes and information about healthy eating, visit www.DreamfieldsFoods.com.

Lemony Angel Hair Toss

Ingredients
  • 1 box Dreamfields Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups packed baby arugula
  • 2 cups halved cherry and/or grape tomatoes, assorted colors if desired
  • 1/3 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)
  • Salt and pepper (optional)

Preparation
    1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse in cold water or in ice water until completely cooled and drain well.
    2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Toss with pasta.
    3. Add arugula, tomatoes and cheese to pasta. Toss gently to combine. Sprinkle with pine nuts and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Calories: 262g     Total Fat: 11g
Cholesterol: 2mg     Protein: 8g
Carbohydrates: 7g     Sodium: 143mg

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
If traditional pasta is used in this recipe there is a total of 37 g carbohydrate.

SOURCE: Dreamfields Pasta


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