This is almost a euphemism of a “recipe” – there is nothing to be cooked but the pasta itself.

I never expected I would think of creating a close-to-zero Laziness factor dish, but this is actually it – and it’s so tasty and nutritious that you want to keep coming back to its taste.


Laziness Factor: 1

 [where 0 is eating plain ketchup and 4 is tasting the entire planet’s dishes]


Ingredients for 4-5 servings:

– 500g whole wheat ditalini

– 2 tsps black olive paste

– 2-3 garlic cloves

– grated hard cheese

– salt and freshly ground pepper



Finely chop or crush the garlic cloves.




You can either buy or make the olive paste by putting 8-10 pitted olives in the food processor.




Cook the ditalini in salted water till al dente.



Drain the ditalini, put it in small bowls and garnish with the olive paste.



Serve with olive oil, grated cheese and frehsly ground pepper. Parsley is also welcome. Bon appetit!



Here is a video version of this recipe:

What is

Lazy Pasta is the page to explore the world's collection of easy pasta recipes - and then some more elaborate ones. As our life has become faster, you can also try our quick recipes that use favourite pasta types like spaghetti, lasagne, fusilli and rigatoni, that are combined to create simple pasta dishes.

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Categories of pasta recipes

Lazy Pasta recipes are divided into categories: there are vegetarian pasta recipes, pasta recipes with meat, pasta recipes with seafood and fish, pasta salads, pasta soups and recipes with baked pasta.

The recipe presented above is Ditalini with black olive paste and olive oil and it belongs to the vegetarian category.

Why pasta?

Pasta is a great ingredient for quick and delicious dishes. Perfect pasta dishes don't always have to be hard to prepare. According to Lazy Pasta there is "an easy pasta recipe for every human on the planet".

Although it's hard to tell which country pasta originates from (whether it's Italy or China), the history of pasta is long and interesting.

Truth be told, pasta has become popular as an ingredient of the Italian cuisine and it forms part of the Mediterranean diet. Pasta dishes can be ordered and devoured in various Italian restaurants all around the world.

The secret of the pasta may lie in its simplicity. It is usually made of white flour or wheat flour, but today we also have the options of whole wheat pasta and, more recently, gluten-free pasta.

Then again, the list of ingredients that can be used in a pasta recipe is endless; The sauce can be anything for a simple tomato sauce to bechamel sauce, white sauce with cream or other dressings. Garlics and onions are great friends of pasta, vegetables and other greens like parsley, dill, spinach, zucchini, peppers, broccoli and mint can be found in various recipes, while cheese is an absolute ticket to success, either grated, sliced or baked on top.

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