MEDITERRANEAN PASTA

I’ve done it. I’ve found the PERFECT gluten free pasta.  I could never love another gluten free pasta more, unless it were made of healthier ingredients.  This is a treat for us, I try to stay away from processed foods, so noodles that aren’t made of vegetables are a rare thing in this house- but when they make an appearance I WANT TO MARRY THEM.  This spaghetti brings me straight back to my childhood- the perfect indulgence for a cold winter night.  I hope you love as much as I do!  xx- Sarah {more after the jump}

INGREDIENTS:

1 package of gluten free spaghetti

4 medium tomatoes, chopped

25 oz of diced, peeled tomatoes (I used this brand)

1 medium yellow onion, diced

1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 cloves of garlic, pressed

1 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp dried oregano, dried marjoram

1/2 cup kalmatta olives, pitts removed, slices in half

1 cup of chickpeas

1 heaping cup of dino kale, stems removed and sliced

1 tablespoon coconut sugar

1/2 tsp sea salt

fresh cracked black pepper

red pepper flakes

 

METHOD:

For the pasta:

- Being a large pot of salted water to a boil

- Cook spaghetti according to package instructions

For the sauce:

- In a large, heavy bottomed sauce pan combine onion, garlic and olive oil.  Cook until onions are softened and slightly carmelized, then add chopped tomatoes, basil, oregano, marjoram, coconut sugar and sea salt.

- Simmer on medium low heat for 5-10 minutes.

- Add chickpeas and olives, simmer for an additional 3 minutes.

- Add diced tomatoes, red pepper flakes (optional) and fresh cracked black pepper and additional sea salt to taste

- Add kale and mix well until kale is wilted.

- Serve steaming hot!  Enjoy!

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  1. Katerina Kosta|

    I like anything with Kalamon olives!Their actual name in Greece..I even make my own since I have an olive tree. I never thought of adding chickpeas..Great recipe!

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  2. Kat {blueZelia}|

    I am making this tonight! This recipe will be a quick yet super flavorful! Add a salad, wine and some jazz and we have the makings for a great evening!

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  3. Lauren Martin|

    This looks so incredible I clicked over from Pinterest because I think it might be my dinner here in a day or two. perfect vegetarian meal! xx thanks for sharing!
    xx
    Lauren Martin
    Make it a Double

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  4. Liz {What Dress Code?}|

    I made a very similar version of this pasta last week, and there's just something so hearty and indulgent about a steaming bowl of pasta on a cold night — especially with olives and kale in the mix!

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  5. Jessica|

    Hi Sarah!

    Not sure if you have tried it, but Jovial makes FANTASTIC (organic) gluten free pasta as well! It is made from brown rice and I have found that I actually like it better than any regular (wheat based) pasta I have had in the past! My favorite is the capellini – though I too try to eat processed foods in moderation, but it is a nice treat! Give it a try if you are able to find it!

    Jess

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  6. Jules|

    This was a great dish – I have riffed on it a few times. It is on my go-to list.

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  7. dayna|

    Tried this recipe and it was delicious! A new favourite in my household for sure. It even made it onto a recipe card for keeps.

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