recipe: Bowtie pasta with olives makes a simple summer meal
Mary Bilyeu | Contributor
Pasta is one of the great foods in the universe, because it can be served in so many, many ways. Some dishes are very complicated, but others are blissfully simple.
I had bought some olives to serve with salami and cheese as an antipasto, and thought they might be a nice addition to an easy dinner one evening. The mixed olives - Kalamatas as well as herb-marinated green ones — offered both flavor and color. A little garlic, a pinch of red pepper flakes for zest, and the meal was served.
How perfect for a delicious dinner on a gorgeous summer evening!
Bowtie Pasta with Olives
1 12-ounce box bowtie pasta
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
generous pinch of red pepper flakes
6 ounces mixed pitted olives, chopped
parmesan, for serving
Prepare pasta according to directions.
In a small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook for 1 minute. Add olives, and cook for 2 minutes.
Drain pasta and toss with olives and oil. Sprinkle with parmesan (or leave the cheese off to make it vegan).
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