Artichoke + Caper Spaghetti RECIPE | Pasta Friday #1


I love pasta. You probably love pasta. It's the food of life. If I had to eat one food for the remainder of my life I'd be looking past pizza and potatoes and searching for the glorious pasta. I have so many pasta recipes in my repertoire, it's almost silly. In the Kristin Hannah book 'Summers Island' the characters make a similar recipe to this one, I merely adapted it to suit my pallet.

 I N G R E D I E N T S
  • Spaghetti (guess the amount you need, if using 1/2 standard sized pack it makes roughly 3-4 portions)
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (low sodium is preferable)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon red wine (optional)


  • Bring a pot of water to the boil.
  • In a deep pan, heat up a tablespoon of oil and cook your onion and garlic together until translucent. 
  • Add a splash of red wine, your herbs&spices, and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes.
  • Pour in your can of tomatoes and stock. Bring to a boil.
  • Add in your (chopped and drained) artichoke hearts and capers, lower the heat and continue cooking for roughly 15 minutes. The sauce ought to thicken as it shimmers. 
  • As your sauce thickens, cook your spaghetti to your own personal liking.
  • Once both are done, drain the spaghetti making sure not to rinse.
  • Combine pasta with sauce and mix well. 
  • Sprinkle with either Parmesan or nutritional yeast. Enjoy!

What's your favourite pasta dish? Has a book ever inspired you to cook? Let me know!

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