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
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
⭐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!
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%