Spaghetti with tomato salsa for one recipe

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Nutrition per portion

Calories 524 kCal 26%
Fat 28g 40%
  -  Saturates 6gg 30%
  -  of which Sugars 7gg 8%
Salt 0.2gg 3%

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


  • Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions in a large panful of boiling salted water.

  • Drain the spaghetti and reserve about 1tbsp of the cooking water.

  • Meanwhile, sauté the shallot in a little butter until softened.

  • Add the tomatoes and olive oil and cook briefly.

  • Mix together the tomato salsa and the reserved pasta water.

  • Season with salt and pepper. Add salsa to the spaghetti; mix thoroughly.

  • Serve hot, garnished with a sprinkling of fresh chives.

Top tip for making Spaghetti with tomato salsa for one

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.

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