Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, Artichokes and Capers

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Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, Artichokes and Capers
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Health Score:
79 / 100
20 min.
ready in 30 min.
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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. 


8 baby Artichoke
1 ¼ cups sun-dried tomatoes (in oil)
2 garlic cloves
4 cups Spaghetti
½ cup dry white wine
½ cup green Olives (pitted)
3 Tbsps Caper
2 Tbsps freshly chopped parsley
freshly ground peppers
0.333 cup grated Parmesan
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Preparation steps


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.


Christina Kennedy's picture
Just made this. Used marinated artichoke hearts. Fantastic recipe!!!! Would definitely repeat!!
Cyndy from EAT SMARTER's picture
That's a great tip and timesaver. So glad you liked it and thanks for sharing your results with us!
Mmmm lovely, a nice change.
Cyndy from EAT SMARTER's picture
Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you liked it!