Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 16 mins

Very simple pasta recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 12 cups of water and 1 teaspoons of salt to a boil in a large pot.
  2. At the same time, in another large pot over medium-high heat, add 1/4 cup olive oil along with the garlic, shallots, and walnuts.
  3. Stir occasionally for 6 minutes, or until they just begin turning golden.
  4. Add the basil and stir for 30 seconds (to release their flavors).
  5. Add tomatoes, olives, remaining salt, pepper, chile pepper, and remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil.
  6. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add yellow cherry tomatoes at the end.
  8. While sauce is simmering, add pasta to the boiling water.
  9. Cook according to package directions.
  10. Drain pasta.
  11. Add pasta to sauce in pot.
  12. Toss thoroughly.
  13. Put pasta pot directly on the table, or transfer to a large pre-warmed serving bowl.
  14. Serve with Parmesan.


Most Helpful

I loved this dish! It was packed with flavour, quick, simple to make and just an all-round perfect meal. The combination of ingredients is great because they complemented each other without fighting to dominate your tastebuds. They just worked together to make the meal delicious! Thank you.

Gypsy_mo March 12, 2003

I had to use yellow tomatoes and regular cherry tomatoes, but this still came out really well. It was very nice and colorful, and the taste is really wonderful. Very easy recipe, and great taste! Thanks.

basia1 October 14, 2002

This recipe was average at best. The flavors were weird together- it is a stretch. I ended up eating something else for dinner after wasting time and effort making it.

sheri March 07, 2004

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