Pasta with olive oil, garlic and chilli

Suitable for vegetarians


This dinner dish is both classic and simple, which makes it a great choice when inviting a few friends over for a meal. Better yet, it takes only minutes to prepare and is easy on your budget.


Ingredients - Serves 2 Adults

  • 225g / 8 oz. of dried pasta
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • Sprig of fresh parsley
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil making sure the handle of the pot isn’t over the edge of the cooker or other rings
  2. Slowly add the pasta to the water. Stir occasionally to prevent them from sticking together
  3. Follow the instructions on the pasta packet for cooking time, then strain and pour into a serving bowl. Stir in a teaspoon of olive oil to prevent pasta from sticking
  4. Heat the other teaspoon of olive oil in a small frying pan and add the garlic, chilli and season with black pepper
  5. Cook at moderately high heat for about two minutes to infuse the flavours into the oil. If oil spills onto the hob, be sure to wipe it up as soon as the surface is cool
  6. Mix into the pasta, garnish with fresh parsley and serve immediately

Serving Suggestions

Try serving with a fresh side salad

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Not only for vegetarians

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Pasta with olive oil, garlic and chilli

Serves

2 Adults

2 Adults

Preparation Time

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

15 Minutes

15 Minutes

Cost

Low

Low

Utensils Needed

Frying Pan, Saucepan, Wooden Spoon

Frying PanSaucepanWooden Spoon
1/2 of the recipe contains
Energy
1879kj
444kcal
22%
Fat
4.9g
7%
Saturates
0.7g
3%
Sugars
8g
9%
Salt
0g
0%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (265g)
Energy709Kj 1879Kj
168Kcal 444Kcal
Fat1.8g 4.9g
(of which saturates)0.2g 0.7g
Carbohydrate31.2g 82.7g
(of which sugars)3g 8g
Fibre2.1g 5.7g
Protein5.5g 14.5g
Salt0g 0g

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