Jamie Oliver's Easy Quick Spaghetti

Total Time
10 mins
5 mins

This is a lovely pasta dish from Jamie's Dinners, the Jamie Oliver recipe book. I make it when I feel like a tasty pasta but can't be bothered slavign away for ages.

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  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, add the spaghetti and cook it until al dente - approx 10 minutes.
  2. Chop tomatoes, basil, rocket, and olives however you like, chunks, slices, etc.
  3. Put all these in individual bowls.
  4. Add vinagar, oil, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Keep tasting till you get it right!
  6. The pasta should be reday by now, so drain and add to bowls quickly.
  7. Stir everything together and serve with parmesan cheese and fresh Italian bread, if you like.
  8. Note: You can use any type of pasta you like, I just choose spaghetti.
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5 5

I made this on a week night. it was very good and fresh tasting. FYI rocket is known in the US as arugula.

5 5

I was confused at first because I was expecting to cook something besides the spaghetti! It was great and my kid said it was awesome!!! Great, quick and filling!!!

5 5

very good and easy. I make this all the time when I'm too lazy.