To make the sauce, in a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, basil, onion, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss gently to mix.

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring to a boil. Add the farfalle and cook until al dente (tender), 10 to 12 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain the pasta thoroughly.

Divide the pasta among warmed individual bowls. Top each serving with sauce and garnish with a fresh basil leaf.

This recipe yields 4 servings. Each serving provides 372 calories, 10 grams of protein, 58 grams of carbohydrates, 12 grams of fat, 5 grams of fiber, and 43 mg of calcium.

Nutritional Information

Try to use cold pressed olive oil because it is processed without added chemicals or heat. It's the least processed of the different grades of olive oil. As a result, it retains the highest levels of antioxidants found in the oil. Antioxidants appear to protect the body from age-related changes and certain diseases

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  • 4 tomatoes, (2 pounds), peeled and seeded, then cut into 1/2-inch dices
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil cut into ribbons, plus whole leaves for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound farfalle (bow tie) pasta