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Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil

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Category: Main Dish, Vegetarian, Pasta

 Ingredients List

  • 6 Garlic cloves
  • 1/2 c Olive oil
  • 1 lb Spaghetti
  • Salt & pepper


VERSION 1: With raw garlic: Combine the the garlic with the olive oil.
Cook the pasta until it is *al dente*, then drain & toss with the
garlic & olive oil. Season well & serve immediately.

VERSION 2: With lightly toasted golden garlic: Heat the garlic in the
olive oil until golden. Remove from the heat & set aside. Cook the
pasta until *al dente*, then drain & toss with the garlic. Season &
serve immediately.

VARIATIONS USING VERSION 2: Add a generous pinch of hot red pepper
flakes as you heat the garlic. Toss with the cooked pasta & a
handful or two of chopped fresh parsley.

Prepare the basic recipe, adding parsley as above. Season with lots
of cayenne pepper & toss with the finely grated rind of 1 lime & the
juice of 1 or 2 limes. Also good with lemon.

Add several teaspoonfuls of capers to the hot pepper variation.

Add a small handful of torn basil leaves to the oil as you heat the

Coarsely chop half a head or so of white cabbage & add to the pan
along with the heating garlic & hot red pepper flakes. Saute until
tender & slightly browned. Add more oil, garlic & red pepper if
needed. Season & toss with pasta of your choice.

Marlena Spieler, "200+ Vegetarian Pasta Recipes"

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