Pasta with Olives and Mozzarella
I’ve been constantly cribbing about the hot and humid weather and guess what? I don’t think it’s gonna stop anytime soon. Sometimes I really envy the level of energy kids have, completely immune to the bad weather conditions.
Such quick and easy recipe is a blessing. Simple and fresh ingredients with optimum punch of flavour. Use your favourite pasta sauce and layer some texture by adding olives and cheese.
ingredients: ( 4-5 sservings)
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 – 3/4 cups pasta sauce (see note)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 small green capsicum, chopped
1/4 cup sliced olives
1/2 – 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese
450 gm spaghetti or any other pasta ( regular or gluten free), boiled
extra mozzarella cheese (grated) for garnish, if required
jalapeno slices, optional
In a heavy pot heat oil and saute onion till softened. Add crushed garlic and saute for another 5-10 seconds. Add pasta sauce,Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and capsicum. Cook for few seconds. Add olives, cheese and pasta; stir well. Cover the pot and simmer for a minute or two till cheese melts. Serve with extra pasta sauce, grated cheese and jalapeno slices if required.
I used Knorr’s Italian Tomato Sauce which is a local brand. Use any pasta sauce you like.
If there is no pasta sauce in your pantry, use tomato puree with some extra seasonings.
Or try pizza sauce.