By Sheela Prakash
photo credits : thekitchn.com
Easy Green Olive Pasta
Cooking Time: 12-14 mins
Prep Tim: 10 mins
Ingredients1 pound dried bucatini or other long pasta (such as spaghetti or linguine)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups green olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of 1 medium lemon
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley leaves
Freshly ground black pepper
Shaved Parmesan or Pecorino cheese, for serving
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook 1 minute less than al dente, 8 minutes or according to package instructions. Meanwhile, heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olives and garlic and cook until softened and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice.
- Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water, then drain the pasta. Return the skillet to medium heat and add the pasta and the reserved pasta water. Simmer, tossing and stirring the pasta, until the pasta is al dente and the sauce thickens and coats the pasta, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the parsley and a few generous grinds of black pepper and toss to combine. Taste and season with more pepper and salt as needed (since the olives are already salty, you might not need to add any salt). Divide among shallow bowls, top with shaved Parmesan or Pecorino cheese if desired, and serve.