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Mouthwatering Mediterranean Tomato Dish

Published Wednesday, 30 January, 2013 by Anonymous

Lemon linguine with tomatoes and capers



  • Cooked this several times since ive been at uni and it is one of my favourite meals!
  • it takes about 15 mins, costs no more than £2 and requires staple ingredients:
  • linguine (or spaghetti)
  • some olive oil
  • 1/3 of a big onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • hint of chili powder (optional)
  • (or, if you have fresh chili, bonus!)
  • can of tomatoes
  • 1 tsp capers
  • a few olives (the 49p jar type will do fine)
  • some cheese to top
  • lemon
  • salt and pepper


Start to boil the pasta, meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a saucepan/wok.

chop the garlic, the onion; and then fry, stirring all the time, until golden. Then add capers, olives and chili.

once the olives have warmed up a bit, add the tomatoes and fry until they start to break down to form a thick sauce. Lower the heat and gently season with salt and pepper.

when the pasta has cooked, drain it a few times with hot water.

once well-drained, put the linguine in a dish and squeeze a little of the lovely lemon over.

pour on the sauce and sprinkle on some finely grated cheese. Beautiful!

*next time (once you know how easy the sauce is) replace the pasta with smoked haddock, it is a dinner to die for!

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