Tomato & Olive Mediterranean Pasta
The flavors of the Mediterranean are always in reach when there are olives on hand. Toss together this light and flavorful combo for a simple and satisfying weeknight dinner.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 25minutes
Servings Prep Time
6servings 25minutes
Ingredients
  • 1pound bowtiespiral or penne pasta, uncooked, 16 oz
  • 1/4cup olive oil
  • 3cloves garlicchopped
  • 1/4cup kalamata olivespitted, sliced
  • 2 to 3 oz Roma tomatoeschopped (or 1 14.5can of diced tomatoes, drained)
  • 1/4cup pine nutstoasted, chopped (could also use walnuts)
  • 8in to 10 fresh basil leavescutthin strips
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a large skillet over low heat. Add garlic, olives and toasted pine nuts . Cook gently stirring frequently until garlic is tender and golden brown. Add tomatoes and cook for 5 more minutes or until tomatoes are tender but not overcooked.
  3. Gently incorporate basil and cooked pasta. Toss together and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Try this tasty recipe for Tomato & Olive Mediterranean Pasta, which is not only packed with grains but is also under 500 calories.