Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Pasta with Tomato, Basil and Olives

This is a quick and easy meal you can create using basic pantry ingredients.

400g pasta
1 onion, peeled and quartered
2 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered
20g olive oil
2 x 400g cans peeled and chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon sugar
sea salt and cracked black pepper
small handful of black olives, sliced
small handful of basil, roughly chopped
parmesan cheese, to serve


  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted water until al dente. Drain.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, place the onion and garlic into the TM bowl and chop for 5 seconds/speed 5. Scrape down sides of bowl and add olive oil.  Saute for 5 minutes/varoma/soft speed lid off.
  3. Add tomatoes, olives, sugar and salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes/100 degrees/soft speed.
  4. Stir through the basil and toss the sauce with the pasta.
  5. Serve topped with parmesan cheese.

Serves 4

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