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Spaghetti with prawns, cherry tomatoes and black olives

spaghetti with king prawns cherry tomatoes

Pasta is a classic of Italian cuisine. But can you really eat pasta and be healthy?

Well depends. In a well-balanced healthy eating regime, a pasta dish two or three times a week can be ok for a healthy and active person. This spaghetti with king prawns, cherry tomatoes and black olives pasta, really delicious and ready in fifteen minutes, ideal if you are really hungry.

A balanced pasta recipe

Perfect for a Sunday lunch, this pasta is fairly balanced in its proteins, carbs, vegetables and healthy fats combination, and it is super yummy!

Prawns have lean proteins

The combination of carbs and proteins will make you full for longer. Go for a moderate portion, and avoid mixing with other carbs.

If you are looking for more Italian healthy recipes look around the blog as you will find many!

What you need for this spaghetti with prawns, tomatoes and olives

Serves two people | Ready in 15 minutes
  • 150 gr of spaghetti
  • 12 frozen king prawns
  • 18 cherry tomatoes
  • 12- 14 pitted black olives
  • 2 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
  • a dash of oregano
  • a dash of chili flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Sea salt to taste

How to make this prawns, tomatoes and olives spaghetti

Peel the garlic cloves, cut them in two, and place them in a non-stick pan with a bit of olive oil and the chili flakes. Warm it up for 30 sec to help release the flavors then add the cherry tomatoes cut in half, the pitted olives cut in half, and the oregano.

Let it cook for 5-7 minutes then remove the sauce from the pan into a bowl. Add the prawns to the pan with a bit of extra olive oil and let them defrost and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the sauce back in and let it simmer for a 2-3 minutes more.

In the meantime fill a pot with boiling water from the kettle, add a pinch of salt, and let the spaghetti cook according to the packet instructions. Drain when al dente and transfer into the saucepan, letting them mix through with the sauce. Serve and enjoy!

Spaghetti with prawns cherry tomatoes and black olive s

Italian Spaghetti with Prawn, Olives and Tomatoes

A great pasta recipe for the Summer, this Spaghetti with Prawns, Cherry Tomatoes and Olives is delicious and balanced.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 150 gr of spaghetti
  • 12 frozen king prawns
  • 18 cherry tomatoes
  • 12- 14 pitted black olives
  • 2 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oila
  • dash of oreganoa
  • dash of oreganoa dash of chili flakes2 garlic cloves
  • garlic cloves

Instructions
 

  • Peel the garlic cloves, cut them in two and place them in a non stick pan with a bit of olive oil and the chili flakes. Warm it up for 30 sec to help release the flavours then add the cherry tomatoes cut in half, the pitted olives cut in half and the oregano.
  • Let it cook for 5-7 minutes then remove the sauce from the pan into a bowl. Add the prawns to the pan with a bit of extra olive oil and let them defrost and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the sauce back in and let it simmer for a 2-3 minutes more.
  • In the meantime fill a pot with boiling water from the kettle, add a pinch of salt and let the spaghetti cook according to the packet instructions. Drain when al dente and transfer into the sauce pan, letting them mix through with the sauce. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Olives, Pasta, Prawns, Spaghetti,, Tomatoes
Pasta with prawns black olive and tomato

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