Nocellara olive gremolata spaghetti
These Sicilian olives have a mild, buttery flavour and firm texture, making them perfect in this recipe. However, you could try substituting them for other green olives if you have them.
- CourseMain meal
- Prepare10 mins
- Cook10 mins
- Total time20 mins
- 150g wholewheat spaghetti
- 2 25g packs flat leaf parsley
- 100g Nocellara olives
- 1 unwaxed lemon, zest, and juice of half
- 1 clove/s garlic, crushed
- 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
- 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 175g mixed colour, size and shape tomatoes, sliced
- ½ red onion, sliced
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Add the spaghetti and cook for 8-10 minutes, until al dente.
Meanwhile, finely chop the parsley, stalks and leaves. Crush the olives by pushing down on them with the flat side of a large knife. Discard the stones. Tip the parsley and olives into a mixing bowl, then add the finely grated zest from the lemon and just half of its juice, plus the garlic, chilli (to taste) and 3 tsp oil.
Drain the pasta, reserving a mugful of water. Return to the pan and add the olive mixture, tossing until well combined. Add a little cooking water to loosen, if needed. Season with just a pinch of salt – you won’t need a lot because the olives are already salty. Sprinkle with extra chilli, if liked. Drizzle the remaining oil and a little lemon juice over the tomatoes and red onion, and serve as a side salad with the pasta.
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