- 400g spaghetti
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 1 onion, sliced
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- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 2 tbsp caper
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- 1 x 400g can chopped tomato with paprika (we used Waitrose own brand)
- 100g frozen roasted pepper
- 16 black olives, pitted
- parmesan, to serve, optional
Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…
Cook the pasta according to pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, then fry the onion over a medium heat for 5 mins until soft. Add the garlic and cook for another min.
Rinse the capers and add to the pan with the tomatoes, peppers and olives. Check for seasoning, then cook for a few mins more until heated through. Drain the pasta and toss with the sauce. Serve with lots of grated parmesan, if you like.
PaprikaIf you can’t get hold of tinned tomatoes with paprika, just use a can of plain chopped tomatoes and add a pinch of hot paprika instead.