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Spiral Pasta

Spiral Pasta
YIELDS
4 servings
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Ingredients

12
oz uncooked wholewheat rotini
¼
cup extra virgin olive oil
¼
cup butter
1
whole garlic clove
½
cup halved red grape tomatoes
¼
cup pitted and chopped mixed green and black olives
1
Tbsp drained capers
1
Tbsp chopped fresh parsely
2
tsp lemon zest
parmesan cheese to garnish
salt and pepper
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Directions

Step 1

Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions, approximately 9-12 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Step 2

Heat olive oil, butter and garlic clove in a large nonstick skillet over low heat for 3-5 minutes. Discard garlic.

Step 3

At this point you could toss some cooked noodles with just enough of the olive oil mixture and grated parmesan to coat pasta. Season to taste with salt & pepper and serve alongside roasted chicken. Or dice the chicken and stir into the pasta.

Step 4

For a more flavour-packed sauce, stir tomatoes, olives, capers, parsley and lemon zest into the remaining oil mixture over low heat until warm, about 3 minutes. Toss sauce with remaining cooked pasta and grated parmesan to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve with roasted chicken.

Step 5

Tip: If children will eat the ingredients in the above flavour-packed sauce, simply double the amounts of the extras: tomatoes, olives, capers, parsley & lemon zest, follow method, and toss with all of the pasta.

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