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Cherry tomato & caper spaghetti

Cherry tomato & caper spaghetti

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A simple pasta dish with a hint of spice makes for a super satisfying supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal463
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs78g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre4g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.34g
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Ingredients

  • 200g spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 red or green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, or half tsp chilli powder

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 200g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tsp capers, roughly chopped

    Capers

    kay-per

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

  • grated Parmesan, to serve (optional)

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

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

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Method

  1. Boil the spaghetti. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the garlic and fry, stirring all the time, until golden. Add the chilli, tomatoes and capers and fry for a further 3-4 mins until the tomatoes start to break down.

  2. Add 2 tbsp of the pasta cooking water to the tomatoes, then drain the pasta and return to the pan. Pour in the tomato sauce and toss everything together well. Serve as it is or sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan.

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Comments (23)

carolinenatasha's picture
5

Tried this for the first time 5 days ago and have made it again since. Such an easy after work meal. Literally foolproof.

davidcie's picture
5

Took very little prep - good for 'just-came-back-from-work' evenings when you need a quickie. Left the chili out by mistake - it was still very good. Love the slightly acidic sort of taste capers add. Will make again... and again!

chhagger's picture
5

I left out the chilli as my young children don't like it. They loved it, so we are having it again this week.

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