Marinated Tomato and Olive Pasta

    3 hours 40 minutes

    This is a different way of preparing pasta. Tomatoes, olives and spices are left to marinate at room temperature then served over hot pasta.

    38 people made this

    Serves: 7 

    • 2 cups (500ml) olive oil
    • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
    • 60g sliced black olives
    • 2/3 cup chopped fresh basil
    • 2kg tomatoes, seeded and chopped
    • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 500g farfalle pasta
    • 250g crumbled feta cheese

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:3hours marinating  ›  Ready in:3hours40min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, basil, tomatoes, chives, salt, black pepper, chilli flakes and garlic. Marinate for 3 hours.
    2. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente. Drain.
    3. Pour sauce over hot pasta and toss lightly. Sprinkle with feta cheese, if desired.

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    Following everyone else, I decreased the oil to 3/4 cup. This was WONDERFUL! We enjoyed it so much, and the leftovers were even better. Not only is it good on pasta, but it's great on Italian bread, pita, even crackers. A very versatile recipe.  -  29 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this! I used mini penne because that's what the little guy chose, reduced the olive oil to 1/2 cup, per other reviews, which was perfect for us, and used 3 LARGE tomatoes (not sure of the weight, but I know it wasn't 5-1/2 pounds). The flavors of this were outstanding! As soon as hubby took a bite he said, 'Oh, this is a definate 5 stars'! He also said that he will be asking for this often, and that's fine with me because it's simple to make and FANTASTIC~YUM! IMO, the feta is a MUST! Thanks for sharing.  -  28 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was fabulous. The only reason I am giving 4 stars is because I find the amount of oil in this recipe to be over the top. To each, his/her own, but to those looking to lower the fat and calories - I made a 4-5 serving of this with only 1/4 cup and it is still amazing. Thanks for a great recipe!  -  11 Mar 2014  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)