Monday, October 8, 2007

Olive Tapenade Pasta in 12 Minutes


You can't really see the olive tapenade in the pictures but the flavor really came through and it was Delicious, the kids ate 3 helpings each and would have eaten more if there was any left.
A dish this fast and flavorful I will be making this recipe again!

1/2 a package of Pasta to your liking
1 cup (or more) tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/4 cup (a handful) of chopped basil
1/4 cup (a handful) of chopped parsley
1/3 cup of store bought mixed olive tapenade (I got mine at Trader Joe's)
Parmesan cheese
Pepper

Cook pasta according to package direction. Drain Pasta and place in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, stir, serve and enjoy

I am sending this dish in for Presto Pasta Nights #33 at Once Upon a Feast.

6 comments:

katiez said...

I love tapenade with pasta - the whole recipe sounds great... But how do you get pasta done in 12 minutes? It takes that long for me to get the water boiling....
Of course, I am kind of slow.....

winedeb said...

Great FAST dish! I enjoy those kind for when you need a quick satifying evening meal. I love the tapenade addition! What a bundle of flavors tapenade has to it! Yum!

Shayne said...

Katie - well I guess it was longer then 12 minutes because I didn't count the water to boil time, but I was not cooking at that time I just put the water on the stove and did other things until it was boiling and then I started the other stuff after I put the pasta ws in the water.

Shayne said...

Deb - yes it is a bundle but you know what I found funny it needed the pepper without the pepper it was missing something. I never realized how much black pepper adds to a dish.

Gattina said...

I love my pasta prepare this way too, the flavor is really jumping out!

Valli said...

An excellent choice to enter for Presto Pasta Nights!!!