Simple Tomato, Mozzarella & Olive Pasta

This quick and simple pasta dish using just a handful of ingredients is great after a busy day or when you just can’t be bothered to go to too much effort but still want something delicious. 


150g spaghetti (or pasta of your choice)
1 tbsp olive oil (plus an extra drizzle)
6-8 vine tomatoes (halved or quartered)
2 cloves garlic (sliced)
100g Kasbah olives (halved) 
Handful fresh basil (torn plus few leaves to serve)
Ball of mozzarella (torn) 
Salt and pepper to taste. 


Firstly bring a pan of water to the boil and add the spaghetti to cook as per the instructions on the packet. 

While the spaghetti boils, put the tomatoes, garlic and olive oil in a pan and cook for about 5 minutes. Then remove from the heat. 

Once the pasta is cooked and drained, add the cooked tomatoes to the pasta pan. Stir through and then add the olives, mozzarella, basil, a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste and gently stir ingredients through evenly. 

Serve with a few basil leaves sprinkled on the top.