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Smashed Olive Pasta Recipe


  • 2 cups wholegrain pasta
  • 20 olives
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp red chili flakes (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Green of your choice (arugula, spinach etc.)


  • 1. Boil water in a large pot, add pasta, stir occasionally.
  • 2. Wash parsley and arugula (or other green of your choice).
  • 3. Mince garlic and chop parsley.
  • 4. Smash olives, remove pits and lightly chop.
  • 5. When the pasta is cooked, drain and set aside.
  • 6. Heat pan, add a little water and red chili flakes, parsley, garlic, and olives. Saute for about 2-3 minutes making sure to keep stirring – do not let the garlic burn.
  • 7. Add cooked pasta and toss.
  • 8. Turn heat off.
  • 9. Add arugula (the arugula will wilt from the heat of the pasta).

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