Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pasta with Olive and Pine Nut Salsa


This is a SUPER easy and fast dish ... the only thing that requires cooking is the pasta. I traditionally make it with spaghetti or capellini for dinner, but this one was for a pasta salad for a group, so went for the smaller tubes.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup chopped black olives, pitted (don't go for the canned ones - they lack the flavour)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped capers
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (I usually add more since I like the heat!)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 large handful of spaghetti (or whatever pasta you want to use to serve about 4 people
  1. Combine the first six ingredients in the dish you'll use to serve.
  2. Cook the pasta to al dente (or however you like it done ... I'm accused of under-cooking it by some)
  3. Toss and serve! I sometimes grate some fresh parmesan on top, but go with whatever you like. Bon appetito!

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