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 olives (not in brine), roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp caper, drained and rinsed
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • 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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3rd Feb, 2018
Haven’t made this yet, but why under healthy, are you giving 125g pasta per person when in others you recommend 75g. Willing to give it a go, but will heat the other ingredients to release flavours.
11th Jun, 2015
It's supposed to be healthy but it says 21g fat per serving? That seems like a lot to me.
30th Jan, 2014
Great recipe - very easy and delicious
3rd Jul, 2013
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3rd Jul, 2013
I think the new website is great!
21st Jun, 2013
Where are the rest of the ingredients?
20th Jun, 2013
I hate this new website-give me back the old one!!!!!
3rd Jul, 2013
Me too!
20th Jun, 2013
Really nice. I would say less than 5 minutes prep, which is my kind of meal. Very fresh and great healthy summer dish.
26th Nov, 2013
How long do I combine them together in a pan and at what temperature? If this burns its the OP's fault! :P
21st Jun, 2013
I suppose this is a question more than a comment, but the ingredients list is missing something! Help, please?
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