Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, Artichokes and Capers
Artichokes owe their unmistakable, tangy aroma to the bitter substance cynarin. Cynarin helps to lower cholesterol levels, supports the liver in its detoxification work, and activates the flow of bile, while other artichoke elements are beneficial for the eyes. The pasta provides carbohydrates which are helpful for energy and satiety.
For variation, you can use any type of pasta such as chickpea pasta, whole wheat pasta, or lentil pasta.
Rinse artichokes, remove tough outer leaves, and trim stems. Then quarter artichokes lengthwise. Drain tomatoes, reserving 2-3 tablespoons oil. Cut tomatoes into strips. Peel and finely chop garlic.
Cook pasta in salted boiling water until al dente.
In a skillet over medium heat, fry artichokes in reserved sun-dried tomato oil, stirring, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, wine and tomatoes and braise 1-2 minutes more. Stir in olives, capers, parsley and drained pasta. Season with salt and pepper divide pasta among plates. Serve with Parmesan.