Ah! The olives! This blessed Mediterranean fruit can really stand out in a recipe, so it has to be used rather moderately.

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Ingredients for 4 servings:

– 500g spaghetti

– 500g slightly concentrated tomato juice

– 3 green peppers

– 1 onion

– 10 olives, pitted

– salt, pepper, oregano, olive oil

 

1.

This recipe is as easy as learning your ABCs…

First boil the spaghetti in salted water, just one minute less than instructed on the package.

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2.

Remove the seeds from the peppers and chop them.

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3.

Chop the onion.

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4.

Add them in a frying pan with hot olive oil.

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5.

When the onion and the peppers have become clearer, add the tomato sauce. Season with salt, pepper and oregano.

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6.

A couple of minutes before you drain the pasta, throw the olives in.

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7.

The olives have quite a strong taste and they actually don’t need cooking in this sauce.

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8.

Drain the spaghetti, add them in the pan, stir and serve.

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