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This was pretty good. I enjoyed and the kids did too. My husband said I need to add chicken next time and I suppose that is a good possibility. My daughter hated the olives, but I purposely left them big so she could easily pick them out. I think this would be even better the next day after letting the flavors meld together all night in the fridge. Overall I think this is good recipe which I will be keeping and using quite frequently. There are minimal ingredients and it is rather filling. This would be especially good for a a summer meal when you don't want to slave over a hot stove. You can easily swap Feta Cheese for Mozzarella Cheese, Black Olives for Kalamata Olives, and add additional herbs that your family would enjoy.
Tomato, Olive, and Mozzarella Spaghetti
1 lb Tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup Kalamata Olives
1/2 lb Fresh Mozzarella, cut into 1/4 inch pieces
3 TBS drained Capers
3 TBS chopped Flat Leaf Parsley
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Fresh Black Pepper, ground
3/4 lb Spaghetti Noodles, cooked and drained
6 TBS Olive Oil
3 TBS minced Garlic (I used the jar type, but you could use 3 cloves of fresh garlic)
- In a large jar combine tomatoes, olives, cheese, capers, parsley, salt, and pepper
- Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a frying pan. Add garlic and saute for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add noodles. Coat thoroughly and then add to tomato mixture.
This is a very versatile dish with fresh ingredients and minimal preparation. I can't wait to have some tomorrow for lunch :) I really think if it was refrigerated for a couple of hours before serving that the flavors would come out even better. I will post an update after I try some for lunch tomorrow!
UPDATE: After refrigerating this all night it is even better. I think this dish is best served cold and my husband agreed. It was much tastier and it really just needs to chill for a couple hours before serving. The one thing I may add the next time I make it is a little finely chopped red onion for some crunch. I think it would really complete the dish. This is definitely a great recipe that will be added to my favorite folder :)
This recipe was inspired by the recipe found HERE