Simple Spaghetti with Olive Oil, Tomatoes, Garlic and Herbs

Coffee and Vanilla


500g spaghetti (the best egg spaghetti)
olive oil or Carotino
garlic granules or fresh chopped garlic to taste
sea salt, Vegeta, Adobo or liquid Maggi seasoning to taste
dried basil or/and oregano or even better some fresh one
black or rainbow peppercorns or few pinches of Cayenne pepper
400g tin chopped tomatoes or some freshly roasted tomato wedges – optional
grated Parmesan to sprinkle – optional
handful of dry sundried tomatoes (re-hydrated and chopped) – optional


Cook pasta in water, drain and place back in the pot. Stir in oil, garlic, salt, herbs, tomatoes and season with freshly ground pepper. Share to the plates, optionally sprinkle with Parmesan.

Serve 4 as a side dish or snack / lunch.

  • To re-hydrate sundried tomatoes just place them in hot water for couple of hours before or soak them overnight.
  • To roast tomatoes cut them into wedges and place in the oven, with the grill on, until soft.
  • We make this pasta whenever there is no time to go to the shop and those ingredients are always in our cupboard.
  • I’m sending this dish to Ruth of Once Upon a Feast for Presto Pasta Nights.

Your thoughts…

  1. what a wonderful, easy dish.

  2. I love the ease & freshness of flavours in this Margot…simple & delicious!

  3. sound very simple, comforting and most of all yummy!! :) margot m sure this is going to be a huge hit at my place.. thanx for sharing :)

  4. Simple is always best and this dish wins hands down. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

  5. It looks very goods
    I’ll definitely to come back to your blog again.

  6. I’ve learnt that all the simple pasta dishes such as this one are the best.

  7. Thanks for your beautiful blog… this dish looks so fresh and tempting.. have to try soon
    thanks Alissa

  8. czasami proste jest najlepsze :)

  9. Simple is good and this looks delicious.

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