Spinach, Olive and Chilli Tomato Sauce for Pasta

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A good recipe when you're watching your weight. It's still got loads of flavour though,

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil and cook the garlic and onion gently until the onion is transparent.
  2. Add the tomatoes, paste, chillies, herbs and pepper and heat stirring until the tomatoes soften and release their juices.
  3. Add the olives, and heat until the sauce reaches desired consistency.
  4. Stir through the spinach until warmed through.
  5. Serve over any pasta you enjoy.
  6. I sometimes add maybe 200g of chicken breast strips at the stage where you fry the onions.


Most Helpful

This was really good, I served it with ravioli that had a pesto and ricotta filling, and I used canned tomato's, and extra garlic, it smelt wonderful and lasted about 5 minutes.

Gidget April 01, 2002

Thanks for sharing this one Jan, it's a keeper!! I forgot to buy the chilies!!, so I added a couple of spoonfuls of homeade hot salsa to the tomatoes, it worked!! Instead of serving over pasta, I added 1 whole chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut in strips as suggested. Turned out great!! Very tastey and good and thick, served it with sourdough bread. A nummmy supper!!

Derf March 27, 2002

Had this in "my cookbook" for some time....finally made it. Great alternative to heavy sauces. Really good over fresh linguini.

chef blade February 28, 2003

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