Mediterranean Pasta

This dish is so easy to put together and really has no rules. That’s why there isn’t much of a recipe here, more a serving suggestion! Use what you have, add what you like. So long as you have a strong flavour base which the pesto and cheeses tend to provide, the rest is up to you!

Ingredients that I used:

1 packet of Barilla number 5 spaghetti (or any pasta you would like to use)

1 cup black pitted olives

1 cup chopped sundried tomatoes

1 cup fresh baby spinach

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 bunch brocollini 

1 small red capsicum, finely diced

1 jar basil pesto (or 1/2 cup fresh basil pesto)

1 cup finely grated parmesan cheese

1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled

1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes

Juice of one lemon

Rind of one lemon

Olive oil

Salt & Pepper to taste


Cook pasta as per the packet instructions, drain and set aside.

In a large skillet, drizzle the pan with olive oil and cook onions and garlic until fragrant. Add in the capsicums and brocollini and cook until vibrant (around 5-6 minutes) remove from heat. Add in the olives and sundried tomatoes.

Add the pasta along with the pesto into the skillet and mix through. Turn the heat back on over a low heat and add in the cumin and lemon juice and cook for 2-3 minutes constantly stirring. Remove from heat.

Taste and season accordingly. Add in the lemon rind, chilli flakes and cheeses then mix through well.

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