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Spaghetti with Garlic Chili Oil

Spaghetti with Garlic Chili Oil, Spinach + Olives

A quick and easy pasta dinner with a kick.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Garlic Chili Oil Pasta, No Dairy Pasta Dishes, Spaghetti with Garlic Chili Oil, Vegan Pasta, Vegan Spaghetti
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 859kcal


  • 1 Pound Spaghetti Or Angel Hair Pasta, dried. Check to see it's vegan
  • 3-4 tablespoon Olive Oil or more if needed
  • 1 -2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Chili Flakes More if you like it spicy
  • 4 -5 Cloves Garlic Sliced
  • ½ Cup Castelvetrano Olives Chopped
  • 1 -2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • 2 Cups Fresh Spinach Chopped
  • Salt To taste
  • Black Pepper To taste


To make the pasta

  • In a large stockpot, bring water to a boil, season the water with salt until it tastes like the sea. Drop in the pasta and cook according to package directions, or until just al dente.
    1 Pound - Spaghetti
    Salt - to taste

To make the Sauce

  • While the pasta is cooking, in a frying pan, over medium low heat, heat the olive oil with the crushed red pepper and sliced garlic until the garlic is translucent. (about 3 mins) Be sure to swirl the pan to prevent the garlic from sticking and burning. Then turn the heat down to low.
    4 tablespoon - Olive Oil
    1-2 teaspoon - Crushed Red Pepper Chili Flakes
    4 - 5 Cloves - Garlic (sliced)
  • Add olives and parsley to the garlic chili oil. Keep cooking gently over low until the pasta is ready.
    ½ Cup - Castelvetrano Olives (Chopped)
    1 - 2 tablespoon - Parsley (Chopped)
  • Chop spinach and set aside
    2 Cups - Fresh Spinach
  • When the pasta is al dente (cooked with a little bite), reserve ¼ cup of the cooking liquid, and drain the pasta in a colinder. Do not rinse the pasta.
  • Begin to heat the Garlic Chili Sauce up, by turning the heat to medium. Act quickly here, once hot, add the chopped spinach and the reserved cooking liquid and let simmer 1 minute.
    Chopped spinach
    Reserved cooking liquid
  • After 1 minute, add the pasta. Using tongs, mix the pasta with the sauce, making sure to coat each strand. Allow to cook for 1- 2 minutes or until the pasta has fully been coated in the sauce.
  • Top with a little more chopped parsley, serve with love and enjoy! :)


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 859kcal | Carbohydrates: 170g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg
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