Tapenade Pasta, for One

Also known as the perfect cure for one-too-many drinks the night before pasta. You know, in case you ever find yourself in such a predicament.

It’s a lazy pyjama day for me. The boyfriend is at work. I have lots of productive things I could should be doing but I’m uninspired to do any of them. After about an hour of perusing recipes on Pinterest, I realised I’d not yet eaten and I was famished. Eat a leather shoe kind of starving.

I went to the kitchen and quickly realised that there wasn’t anything I could easily shove down my throat, so I decided to throw some things together and hope for the best. The end result was a tasty flavourful dish that took almost no time and used almost no energy. Quick and easy peasy comfort food. Yes please!

As I said, this is a throw-some-things-together meal so I’m estimating measurements. Feel free to make adjustments based on your personal preferences.

Ingredients

  • 1 serving pasta, cooked per package instructions
  • 1 glug olive oil
  • 1 knob butter
  • handful of small tomatoes, halved
  • 2 large spoonfuls green-olive tapenade
  • small handful fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
  • lots of freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in salted water, per package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan heat olive oil and butter until butter is melted. Add tomatoes and green-olive tapenade. Stir and heat through until tomatoes have started to soften. Add freshly ground black pepper.
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  4. Drain pasta and add to the frying pan. Lightly toss to coat pasta.
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  6. Plate and top with sliced basil, freshly grated Parmesan and more freshly ground black pepper. Now dig in and enjoy!

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Bon Appetit!

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