Spaghetti with cherry tomato & black olive sauce

Spaghetti with cherry tomato & black olive sauce

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Takes 15 mins


Serves 2
A healthy, vegetarian pasta dish with tomatoes, capers, olives and lots of basil

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal613
  • fat21g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs90g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein16g
  • salt1.5g
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  • 250g spaghetti
  • 200g cherry tomato, halved
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • small bunch basil, leaves torn and stems removed



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 10 good quality black olive (not in brine), roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp caper, drained and rinsed



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • shaved Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), to serve



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Cook the pasta following pack instructions in salted water until al dente. Meanwhile, put the tomatoes in a bowl with the oil, basil, olives, capers, lemon zest and juice, and a pinch of salt and mix together.

  2. Drain the pasta, then return to the pan. Add the tomato mixture and mix again to combine. Serve with the cheese sprinkled on top.

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Comments (8)

richardc316's picture

It's supposed to be healthy but it says 21g fat per serving? That seems like a lot to me.

moustache's picture

Great recipe - very easy and delicious

stevehayle's picture

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Wilma's picture

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crimewriter's picture

Where are the rest of the ingredients?

jac143x2's picture

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last edited: 16:14, 21st Jun, 2013
leighmc's picture

Really nice. I would say less than 5 minutes prep, which is my kind of meal. Very fresh and great healthy summer dish.

last edited: 16:51, 21st Jun, 2013

Questions (2)

visser's picture

How long do I combine them together in a pan and at what temperature? If this burns its the OP's fault! :P

crimewriter's picture

I suppose this is a question more than a comment, but the ingredients list is missing something! Help, please?

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