On nights when there is nothing in the pantry to cook and the last thing you want to do is head to the supermarket, it is good to have a fallback dish that can be made with few ingredients that most people will have in the cupboard. This dish is simple and delicious and the ingredients can also be substituted easily – if you don’t have spring onions you can use parsley or broccoli instead, if you don’t have black olives try cubed bacon or pancetta for saltiness.
Ingredients (serves 2-3)
300 grams of pasta (we like to use spiral but any shape will work)
1 bunch of spring onions
75 grams of black olives, pitted and sliced
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon of dried chilli
1/4 of a cup of olive oil
1/4 of a cup of pine nuts, toasted
50 grams of shaved Parmesan cheese
Sea salt and pepper, to serve
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook pasta according to packet instructions. In the meantime, heat olive oil over a medium heat and add spring onions, garlic, chilli and olives and gently sautee for 3-4 minutes. When pasta is cooked, drain and toss through spring onion mix and toasted pine nuts. Season with salt and pepper and serve topped with shaved Parmesan cheese. Enjoy!