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Fast & Easy Dinner: Pasta with Artichokes, Olives, and Tomatoes

Fast & Easy Dinner: Pasta with Artichokes, Olives, and Tomatoes


This super quick and healthy pasta incorporates many of my favorite Summer flavors: fresh, fragrant basil, burst in your mouth grape tomatoes, and salty black olives. The natural simplicity of the sauce — the veggies and herbs are barely cooked — pairs perfectly with whole wheat spaghetti.

If you prefer not to cook with wine, use a low sodium chicken broth instead. To make this delicious, vegetarian meal tonight,

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Pasta with Artichokes, Olives, and Tomatoes

Pasta with Artichokes, Olives, and Tomatoes

Pasta with Artichokes, Olives, and Tomatoes

Ingredients

Coarse salt and ground pepper
12 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 medium onion , thinly sliced, lengthwise
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced crosswise
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 can artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed, and quartered lengthwise
1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, quartered lengthwise
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes , halved lengthwise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more serving
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

Directions

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water. Return pasta to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add onion and garlic, season with salt and pepper, cook, stirring occasionally until browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add wine and cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in artichokes and cook until starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add olives and half of the tomatoes; cook until tomatoes start to break down, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add pasta to skillet. Stir in remaining tomatoes, oil, cheese, and basil. Thin with reserved pasta water if necessary to coat the spaghetti. Serve with additional cheese.

Serves 4.

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ditchmagnet ditchmagnet 6 years
I am obsessed with artichokes right now. I cant wait to try this recipe!
Mishell Mishell 7 years
to make this easier, use marinated artichoke hearts. the marinade can be used as the sauce for the dish. when I make this dish I always add little chunks of mozzarella cheese as well.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 7 years
Didn't Mark Bittman come out with something like this yesterday?
emalove emalove 7 years
I'll eat anything with artichokes...they are my veggie obsession right now. SO good!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
Easy and looks delish. I kinda do the same thing with whatever's in the pantry and we just had black olive pesto (store bought) and it was delicious with extra chopped olives.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
Ohh, I'm going to try this... but I hate fresh tomatoes.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Artichokes and olives...the perfect marriage. Party, I am impressed with this tasty, healthy recipe!
Swedeybebe Swedeybebe 7 years
i just love anything with kalamatas in them... this sounds very good, and light. i usually dont like the vegetarian thing for a main dish, so i may try adding strips of chicken breast.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
This looks amazing. I love artichoke hearts and olives together in dishes.
26rosebud 26rosebud 7 years
I LOVE lightly seasoned recipes like these, which rely on vegetables and flavor combinations...if that makes any sense.
SugarFreak SugarFreak 7 years
Yum you read my mind! I was thinking about what I was going to make with the artichoke hearts I have sitting in my pantry! Though I also have fresh ones that I'm stumped with :(
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