Spaghetti with tomato salsa for one

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Spaghetti with tomato salsa recipe
Spaghetti with tomato salsa recipe
  • Serves: 1

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Tomatoes and onion are the basis of so many good pasta sauces. Add your favourite vegetables or a few chilli flakes for some extra kick


  • .75g (3oz) dried spaghetti
  • 1 finely chopped shallot
  • Butter, to sauté
  • 8 chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh chives, to garnish

For a creamier sauce, stir through 1tbsp of low-fat crème fraîche or extra light cream cheese after you've mixed the tomatoes with the pasta water.


  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions in a large panful of boiling salted water.
  2. Drain the spaghetti and reserve about 1tbsp of the cooking water.
  3. Meanwhile, sauté the shallot in a little butter until softened.
  4. Add the tomatoes and olive oil and cook briefly.
  5. Mix together the tomato salsa and the reserved pasta water.
  6. Season with salt and pepper. Add salsa to the spaghetti; mix thoroughly.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with a sprinkling of fresh chives.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 524(kcal)
  • Fat 28.0g
  • Saturates 6.0g
  • Sugars 7.0g
  • Salt 0.2g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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