Margherita-style Broccoli Pasta

Garlic, tomatoes and pasta are a classic combination, toss in some spiralized broccoli stems with the pasta and you have a trendy updated classic.

8 ounces linguini
2 cups spiralized broccoli stalks (3-4 left over broccoli stalks)
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups halved grape or cherry tomatoes (10.5 ounces)
2 large cloves garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cut into cubes (about 2 cups)
¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil

Cook pasta and broccoli stalks according the directions on the pasta package (typically 9-12 minutes).

Meanwhile add oil to a large non-stick skillet and heat over medium heat. Once hot add the tomatoes and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the garlic, salt and pepper and sauté another minute.

Place the cooked pasta and broccoli in a serving dish, add the tomato mixture and toss. Lastly add in the mozzarella and basil toss again and serve.

Yield: 4 Servings
Nutrition Breakdown: Calories: 420, Fat 16g (8g saturated fat), Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 330mg, Carbohydrate 46g, Fiber 3g, Protein 19g
Percent Daily Value: 20% Vitamin A, 80% Vitamin C, 8% Iron, 35% Calcium
Carbohydrate Choice: 3 Carbohydrates
Diabetes Exchanges: 3 Starches, 1 Vegetable, 2 Medium fat meats, 1 Fat