Pasta with Tomatoes and Olives

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time20 mins

 1 pkg spaghetti or penne
 1 tbsp sea salt
 2 cherry tomatoes (rinsed and drained
 1 cup Sardo Sundried Black Olives
 2 large cloves minced garlic
 ¼ cup EVOO (Extra-Virgin Olive Oil)
 4 fresh basil leaves (chopped)
 Chili flakes to taste
 Grated Parmesan cheese to taste

1

In a large skillet, add olive oil and garlic and cook until golden (do not burn).

2

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring it to a boil.

3

Add 2 tbsp of salt to the water.

4

Add cherry tomatoes and a half full ladle of boiling water to your skillet.

5

Stir and cover with a lid for about 5 to 6 minutes until tomatoes start to soften.

6

Add chopped basil leaves and olives, then cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.

7

Turn off the skillet heat and set it aside.

8

Cook pasta according to directions on the package.

9

Drain and add to the tomatoes and olives mixture, tossing to combine.

10

Sprinkle with chili flakes and serve with fresh grated cheese, if desired.

Tip: Pair with a dry Italian white, such as Pinot Grigio or Soave.

Ingredients

 1 pkg spaghetti or penne
 1 tbsp sea salt
 2 cherry tomatoes (rinsed and drained
 1 cup Sardo Sundried Black Olives
 2 large cloves minced garlic
 ¼ cup EVOO (Extra-Virgin Olive Oil)
 4 fresh basil leaves (chopped)
 Chili flakes to taste
 Grated Parmesan cheese to taste

Directions

1

In a large skillet, add olive oil and garlic and cook until golden (do not burn).

2

Fill a large pot 3/4 full with water and bring it to a boil.

3

Add 2 tbsp of salt to the water.

4

Add cherry tomatoes and a half full ladle of boiling water to your skillet.

5

Stir and cover with a lid for about 5 to 6 minutes until tomatoes start to soften.

6

Add chopped basil leaves and olives, then cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.

7

Turn off the skillet heat and set it aside.

8

Cook pasta according to directions on the package.

9

Drain and add to the tomatoes and olives mixture, tossing to combine.

10

Sprinkle with chili flakes and serve with fresh grated cheese, if desired.

Pasta with Tomatoes and Olives