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Linguine with Tomato-Mint Sauce

A touch of lemon juice and fresh mint livens up jarred marinara sauce in this quick and healthy pasta dish.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 pound whole-wheat linguine

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 vine-ripened tomatoes, cored and chopped

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 cups marinara sauce

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Cook linguine in a large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until softened, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes and lemon juice and cook for 1 minute more. Add marinara sauce, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and mint. Season with salt and pepper. Drain the pasta and serve topped with sauce.