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Orecchiette Alla Carrettiera ("Wagon-Driver Style")

main dishes, pastanoodle

6 ounces dried orecchiette; up to 8
--or spaghetti
2 cloves garlic; peeled
4 ripe plum tomatoes
--12 ounces
1/2 teaspoon salt
--plus more to taste
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves; torn
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
freshly ground black pepper; to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1. Cook orecchiette (or spaghetti) in boiling salted water until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes.

2. Rub the pasta-serving bowl with one half of a garlic clove.

3. On a cutting board, coarsely chop tomatoes and remaining garlic. Transfer to the serving bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss well.

4. Drain pasta and add to tomatoes. Toss well. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.


500 calories per serving; 15 grams protein; 12 grams fat (1.7 grams saturated fat); 84 grams carbohydrate; 560 mg sodium; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 grams fiber.

Busted by Gail Shermeyer <>

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Contributor: Eating Well, October 1997

Yield: 2 servings

Preparation Time: 0:00

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