Quick N Easy Mediterranean Olive Oil Pasta

Quick N Easy Mediterranean Olive Oil Pasta

Simple, delicious olive oil spaghetti infused with Mediterranean tastes! Instead of fluff and heavy sauces, it uses extra virgin olive oil and a few ingredients.However, this Mediterranean olive oil pasta goes a step further by incorporating a few popular ingredients such as grape tomatoes, marinated artichoke hearts, feta, and olives.

A popular and extremely light pasta dish with a sauce of high-quality extra virgin olive oil and garlic. With the addition of parsley, tomatoes, and a few other Mediterranean tastes, this recipe is an excellent lunch, side dish, or light supper option.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 9 mins

Total Time: 19 minutes

Yield: 4-6

INGREDIENTS For Quick N Easy Mediterranean Olive Oil Pasta

⭐1 lb thin spaghetti

⭐1/2 cup Early Harvest Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or Private Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

⭐4 garlic cloves, crushed

⭐Salt

⭐1 cup chopped fresh parsley

⭐12 oz grape tomatoes, halved

⭐3 scallions (green onions), top trimmed, both whites and greens chopped

⭐1 tsp black pepper

⭐6 oz marinated artichoke hearts, drained

⭐1/4 cup pitted olives, halved

⭐1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese, more if you like

⭐10-15 fresh basil leaves, torn

⭐Zest of 1 lemon

⭐Crushed red pepper flakes, optional

INSTRUCTIONS For Quick N Easy Mediterranean Olive Oil Pasta

Follow package instructions to cook thin spaghetti pasta to al dente (mine took 6 minutes to cook in plenty of boiling water with salt and olive oil).

⭐When pasta is almost cooked, heat the extra virgin olive oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.

⭐Lower the heat and add garlic and a pinch of salt. Cook for 10 seconds, stirring regularly. Stir in the parsley, tomatoes and chopped scallions.

⭐Cook over low heat until just warmed through, about 30 seconds or so.
When the pasta is ready, remove from heat, drain cooking water and return to its cooking pot.

⭐Pour the warmed olive oil sauce in and toss to coat thoroughly. Add black pepper and toss again to coat.

⭐Add the remaining ingredients and toss one more time.

⭐Serve immediately in pasta bowls, and if you like, top each with more basil leaves and feta. Enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL INFO:

Serves 6Calories 389Total Fat 16.6g 21%Saturated Fat 3.2g Trans Fat 0g Sodium84mg4%TotalCarbohydrate51.1g19%Sugars3.8gProtein10.7g21%VitaminA5%VitaminC16%Calcium8%Iron18%Magnesium14%Potassium9%Zinc13%Phosphorus14%

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