Photo: Oxmoor House
6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Bell peppers are the best source of vitamin C. Served as a sauce is a great way to get servings of vegetables, vitamin C, and fiber. Serve of ver whole-wheat linguini for a heart-healthy alternative.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add red bell pepper and garlic; cook, uncovered, 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside, and cool slightly.

Step 2

Place pepper mixture in a blender; add chopped basil and next 3 ingredients. Process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.

Step 3

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 4

To serve, top pasta with pepper sauce. Garnish with basil sprigs, if desired.

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