Fresh Tomato Herb Spaghetti Sauce

Makes 8 servings.


2 cups fresh seeded tomatoes*
⅓ cup finely chopped red onion
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon Equal® Spoonful**
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
½ cup (2-ounces) crumbled feta cheese

* To seed tomatoes quickly and easily, cut tomato into quarters. Squeeze each piece gently in hand; seeds will come out.
** May substitute 1 ½ packets Equal sweetener


1. Combine all ingredients, except feta cheese. Let stand at room temperature about 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend. If making ahead, store, covered, in refrigerator until ready to use.
2. Just before serving, stir in feta cheese. Toss with hot cooked pasta or use on toasted Italian bread for bruschetta.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 68
Protein 2g
Carbohydrate 3g
Fat 6g
Cholesterol 8mg
Sodium 182mg

Food Exchanges: 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat

Additional comments:

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®. provides many fine recipes for diabetic diets. Since its online debut in 1999, has become one of the more popular and largest cooking and recipe sites on the Internet.

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