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Orecchiette With Sun-Dried and Fresh Cherry Tomatoes

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $2.5

$2.50 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

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spoonacular Score:84%

Spoonacular Score: 84%

 

Orecchiette With Sun-Dried and Fresh Cherry Tomatoes might be a good recipe to expand your main course recipe box. This recipe makes 2 servings with 630 calories, 19g of protein, and 16g of fat each. For $2.5 per serving, this recipe covers 22% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person found this recipe to be delicious and satisfying. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan diet. A mixture of salt, chili pepper flakes, sun-dried tomatoes, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately approximately 45 minutes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 84%, which is super. Users who liked this recipe also liked Orecchiette with Kale, Bacon, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pasta with Pesto, Fresh Tomatoes, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Chicken and Mozzarella Cheese, and Fresh Tagliatelle with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Four Mushrooms.

Ingredients

Servings:
3.33 cups
3.33 cups orecchiette
orecchiette
1.68 cups
1.68 cups cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
7
7  sun-dried tomatoes
sun-dried tomatoes
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps garlic powder
garlic powder
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps chili flakes
chili flakes
1 pinch
1 pinch dried oregano
dried oregano
3
3  basil leaves
basil leaves
some
some salt
salt
3.33 cups orecchiette
3.33 cups
orecchiette
1.68 cups cherry tomatoes
1.68 cups
cherry tomatoes
7  sun-dried tomatoes
7
sun-dried tomatoes
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
0.25 tsps garlic powder
0.25 tsps
garlic powder
0.25 tsps chili flakes
0.25 tsps
chili flakes
1 pinch dried oregano
1 pinch
dried oregano
3  basil leaves
3
basil leaves
some salt
some
salt

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
sauce pan
sauce pan


Instructions

In a large frying pan, brown the garlic powder in the heated oil. Toss the sun-dried tomatoes into the frying pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add the cherry tomatoes, oregano and chili pepper and cook covered for about 10-15 minutes or till the cherry tomatoes are tender, adding water if necessary to prevent tomates from sticking onthe bottom of the pan. Add the basil leaves and salt to taste. In the meantime, you have brought water to the boil in a large saucepan. When water boils, add a pinch of coarse salt (according to taste) and the orecchiette. Let them cook till al dente (or according to instructions). Drain them and stir them into the frying pan together with the tomatoes sauce. Saut for about 1-2 minutes, then serve. According to taste, you can serve the orecchiette with grated pecorino cheese.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.50
Ingredient
250 grams orecchiette
250 grams cherry tomatoes
7 sun-dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ teaspoons garlic powder
¼ teaspoons chili flakes
3 basil leaves
Price
$1.43
$2.23
$0.91
$0.33
$0.02
$0.03
$0.05
$5.00

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
630 Calories
18g Protein
16g Total Fat
102g Carbs
57% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
630
32%

Fat
16g
25%

  Saturated Fat
2g
15%

Carbohydrates
102g
34%

  Sugar
9g
10%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
140mg
6%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
18g
37%

Selenium
80µg
115%

Manganese
1mg
71%

Vitamin C
31mg
38%

Phosphorus
298mg
30%

Copper
0.56mg
28%

Fiber
5g
24%

Magnesium
92mg
23%

Potassium
803mg
23%

Vitamin E
2mg
20%

Iron
3mg
18%

Vitamin B3
3mg
17%

Vitamin K
18µg
17%

Vitamin B6
0.31mg
16%

Vitamin A
779IU
16%

Zinc
2mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.2mg
13%

Folate
44µg
11%

Vitamin B5
0.85mg
9%

Vitamin B2
0.14mg
8%

Calcium
50mg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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