Pasta With Capers and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

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Pasta With Capers and Cherry Tomatoes
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  1. Rinse capers in a sieve and transfer to a small bowl. Cover capers with water by about 2 inches and soak 30 minutes. Drain, then repeat soaking. Drain and rinse capers, then squeeze dry and coarsely chop.
  2. Cook onion, cut sides down, and garlic in oil in a 4- to 5-quart heavy pot over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes.
  3. Add capers and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.
  4. Remove and discard garlic and onion. Add canned and cherry tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes.
  5. Stir in mint and pepper, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Shortly before sauce is done, cook pasta in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Reserve about 1 cup cooking water, then drain pasta. Add pasta to sauce and cook over high heat, tossing, 10 to 15 seconds. If pasta seems dry, add a few tablespoons reserved cooking water.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 583.85 Kcal (2444 kJ)
Calories from fat 198.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.1g 34%
Cholesterol 12.75mg 4%
Sodium 2597.63mg 108%
Potassium 518.76mg 11%
Total Carbs 75.42g 25%
Sugars 8g 32%
Dietary Fiber 8.12g 32%
Protein 13.23g 26%
Vitamin C 30.2mg 50%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 12%
Iron 46.2mg 256%
Calcium 63.1mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 171.8 Kcal (719 kJ)
Calories from fat 58.51 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.5g 34%
Cholesterol 3.75mg 4%
Sodium 764.37mg 108%
Potassium 152.65mg 11%
Total Carbs 22.19g 25%
Sugars 2.36g 32%
Dietary Fiber 2.39g 32%
Protein 3.89g 26%
Vitamin C 8.9mg 50%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 12%
Iron 13.6mg 256%
Calcium 18.6mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 12.7
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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