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Mediterranean Pasta Sauce Recipe

Guest Author - Paula Laurita

This no cook pasta sauce is easy to make. It's a vegetarian, light, and healthy sauce that will make you dream of the beaches of Italy.

Mediterranean Pasta Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pitted black olives, use Greek or Italian olives
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 tsp oregano, minced
  • 3 basil leaves, minced
  • 1 tsp thyme, minced
  • 1 tsp sage, minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 1 pound pasta, cooled al dente

Directions

  1. Combine olives, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, thyme, sage, and red pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Refrigerate the sauce for 1 hour.
  3. Place the pasta in a serving bowl and pour the sauce over the pasta. Toss the pasta well, mixing the sauce through the pasta.
  4. Top with sliced tomatoes and serve immediately.

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When you need a few leaves you can trim them off the plant. You don't have to worry about harvesting your basil all at once. If you have more than one plant cut a few leaves off different plants rather than all the leaves off one plant. You can bring your plants indoors during cold months for a fresh harvest all year round.

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Content copyright © 2013 by Paula Laurita. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Paula Laurita. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Cinzia Aversa for details.

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