Spelt Farfalle with Olive Caper Sauce



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A healthy and satisfying Mediterranean wholegrain spelt pasta with brine-cured green olives, tangy capers, pine nuts, and a hint of heat from pepper flakes.
The olive herb has an amazing pickled olive flavour. It’s wonderful used in pastas and pesto. It pairs well with lettuce for salads, sauces, cheeses, and marinades.

  • 200 g Wholegrain spelt farfalle
  • 1/2 cup Green olives, pitted
  • 1 tbsp Capers, drained
  • 2 tbsp Pine nuts
  • 90 ml Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Hot pepper flakes
  • Olive herb for garnish
  • Salad leaves
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. When water comes to a boil, add pasta, stirring constantly for the first minute to help prevent pasta from sticking together. Cook until al dente, about 8 minutes.
  2. Finely chop pitted olive, capers and pine nuts. Toss with olive oil and pepper flakes. In a large saute pan, saute for 3 minutes over medium high heat.
  3. Drain pasta in a colander, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Add pasta to the sauce and toss to coat completely. Add pasta water if you need to thin out the sauce a bit. Serve, garnished with olive herb leaves. on a bed of salad.

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55 comments:

MaryMoh 29/6/12 21:12

Those bow tie pasta look very pretty. Love that they are made from wholegrain spelt...very healthy...mmm

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Guru Uru 29/6/12 22:46

This pasta is new to me but definitely won;t be getting old anytime soon :D
Lovely!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

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Parsley Sage 30/6/12 00:15

So beautiful, Miss Spelt Whisperer :) I adore pasta with pine nuts :)

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Gloria 30/6/12 01:31

look absolutely nice!!

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Torviewtoronto 30/6/12 03:22

looks wonderful I haven't had like this

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Cooking Rookie 30/6/12 06:29

I did not know that there was spelt pasta, but that's only natural :-). And I love the pesto. I'd be very curious to try that olive herb. Thanks for sharing, Angie! And have a lovely weekend!

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Baker Street 30/6/12 08:50

Oh yum! I've never tried a spelt farfalle but it sounds great especially with your olive sauce!

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Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen 30/6/12 10:39

Love the simple sauce with this farfelle. Haven't tried spelt pasta but will do now, Angie.

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Shirley Tay 30/6/12 13:13

Thks for your lovely comments! Great presentation you've got here & a wonderful dish perfect for the weekend :)

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Janine 30/6/12 13:41

i love capers and this looks really good, especially with pine nuts and the dash of heat!

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Jean | Delightful Repast 30/6/12 14:15

Angie, farfalle is one of my very favorite pasta shapes. Lots of my favorite ingredients are in this dish--what's not to love!

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Sutapa 30/6/12 14:18

looks so fresh .....yum!

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CJ - Food Stories 30/6/12 15:08

Love your presentation and your combination of flavors ... Bravo :-)

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katherine Martinelli 30/6/12 15:47

I love that you used spelt pasta - I'll have to try it! And the capers must give the dish great zing and flavor.

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katherine Martinelli 30/6/12 15:47

I love that you used spelt pasta - I'll have to try it! And the capers must give the dish great zing and flavor.

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kitchen flavours 30/6/12 16:31

Lovely pasta! I love capers! And these looks wonderful!
I'm glad that your site is back to normal!
Have a lovely Sunday, Angie!

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Pacheco Patty 30/6/12 18:05

Hi Angie! I have to find spelt farfalle, I just bought a box of farfalle for a salad I made last week but haven't seen the spelt. I love the summery flavors in your pasta salad;-)

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Mary 30/6/12 18:11

What a lovely presentation. I've never used spelt this way, but I think I'll have to change my ways. You have inspired me I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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Elisabeth 30/6/12 18:31

Spelt will have to be your middle name, from now on, Angie!
Will have to check if our local Whole Foods market carries the Spelt bow ties...cause I sure would love to make this super yummy pasta dish!

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Lizzy 30/6/12 18:50

I'm sorry about your problems with blogger...glad they are fixed! And I'm in love with your olive caper sauce...it sounds so fantastic! Perfect for a summer pasta dinner :)

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Belinda @zomppa 30/6/12 19:23

Glad the post worked! What a lovely platter. Love taste of capers, but not to eat them (don't know why...), but this ooks great.

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Cucina49 30/6/12 21:56

I'm not sure I've seen spelt farfalle, but I love this simple, very authentic sauce--perfect for a summer supper.

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Suzi 1/7/12 03:21

This is really my kind of salad, love the brine-cured green olives too, I love olives, period. I haven't tried the spelt pasta yet but it looks delicious. Great appetizing photos.

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Swathi Iyer 1/7/12 03:43

I didn't know there is spelt pasta, I love that flour and like to make cookies with them.

Pasta looks delicious love to have for dinner.

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Barbara Bakes 1/7/12 05:37

What a fun pasta. Sounds like a meal I would love.

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Hotly Spiced 1/7/12 07:15

Hi Angie, sorry I haven't been visiting you lately. I've had a bit of trouble with your site where I'm on it but the page won't load so I'm only seeing the background. But here I am again and all seems to be working well today. Anyway, lovely looking spelt pasta with delicious flavours and textures for sure. I often cook with spelt pasta - the kids love it xx

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JasmyneTea 1/7/12 10:27

These bad boys would be perfect for my dinner tonight! Alas, I have lasagne. Sigh.

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Toni @ Boulder Locavore 1/7/12 12:12

This was SO worth the wait Angie! It looks so fresh, and simple with vibrant flavor I'm sure. I love all the photos that really convey the sense of freshness. I especially love the photo of the pasta's little ridges. All a perfect post! Thanks for letting me know I could not drool over the whole post not just the photo (glad all got fixed).

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Barbara 1/7/12 13:01

Have never even heard of wholegrain spelt pasta! Gosh, it sure looks good. I'm going to look for it in Whole Foods. So many great flavors in your caper sauce and the pine nuts are perfect!

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TastefullyJulie 1/7/12 15:41

Is that olive herb that you have growing? I've never seen it before.

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Beth 1/7/12 16:08

Angie, I'm so glad your blog is working again! This pasta looks like an excellent way to celebrate!

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Patty 1/7/12 17:18

This looks like such a healthy way to do pasta! And it looks perfect over the lettuce. YUM.

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Katerina 1/7/12 17:19

This pasta smells mediterranean sea my dear! Great flavors!

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Norma Chang 1/7/12 17:57

Never tried spelt pasta, must give it a try. Pasta dish looks lovely and delicious.

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bananamondaes 1/7/12 18:45

OOh I love spelt -never had it as a pasta before. Great recipe.

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Jenn Kendall 1/7/12 20:44

this pasta dish sounds super flavorful! yum!

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Jeannie Tay 2/7/12 07:44

I am very curious with this spelt flour you've been using for your bakes and cooking...I must try it one day. This spelt pasta is something I have not seen here before, I bet they taste wonderful with the yummy ingredients you've added!

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Amy 2/7/12 07:53

What a pretty and healthy dish. It's totally my kind of comfort food.

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hemalata 2/7/12 13:13

Very yummy n healthy pasta dish.

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Cathy at Wives with Knives 2/7/12 14:37

I've seen spelt pasta on the grocery store shelf but have never tried it. What a great summer dish!

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Christine Ho 2/7/12 14:48

Your pasta salad looks so fresh and yummy. Love it !

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Faith 2/7/12 15:26

What a pretty pasta! I love the Mediterranean flavors in there...bold and delicious!

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Viviane Bauquet Farre 2/7/12 15:47

Very nice dish! I'll bet the olives and capers add an irresistible saltiness to this - quite wonderful!

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Peggy G. 2/7/12 22:09

Great pasta dish Angie!

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Tanantha 3/7/12 00:37

I don't think I have olive herb before. Interesting herb! This salad seems to pack with flavor and easy enough on weekdays!

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Ashley - Baker by Nature 3/7/12 03:19

Capers and olives...?! I'm in love!

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Ashley - Baker by Nature 3/7/12 03:19

Capers and olives...?! I'm in love!

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Reeni 3/7/12 03:33

I never heard of this olive herb before! It's pretty! I love the strong, briny flavors in your pasta!

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My Little Space 3/7/12 14:14

Oh my, your pasta looks so pretty.
Thanks for another beautiful recipe.
Kristy

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sally 3/7/12 16:56

I've never heard of olive herb before. It sounds like a great addition to this pasta dish.

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lena 3/7/12 19:29

glad to see your blog is functioning now, guess it had been most frustrating! you know, i've never eaten these bow ties pasta before and i think they actually look cute and great knowing that capers can be sauteed..i always thought they are only to be eaten raw from the bottle!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 4/7/12 21:17

I haven't seen spelt pasta here! Farfalle is one of my favorite shapes and the olive caper sauce would be a delicious topping. I've never seen olive herb either! I would love a dish of this.

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Ellen B Cookery 7/7/12 05:18

I just love your style. You make such amazing food that presents so well. I'm so glad I've been able to view these recipes finally. (I was having a hard time viewing your posts).

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