Spaghetti with Green and Black Olives
Why This Recipe Works
If you have garlic and olive oil on hand, you have the makings of a basic sauce for pasta; we wanted to develop a garlic and oil pasta recipe with perfect proportions that would create a sauce with balanced flavors quickly and easily. Our final pasta with garlic and oil recipe used 1/3 cup of extra-virgin olive oil (pure olive oil was deemed too bland) for 1 pound of spaghetti. Four medium cloves of garlic delivered flavor without overwhelming the pasta. We passed the garlic through a garlic press and diluted it in a little bit of water to guarantee even distribution and prevent burning.