One-pot olive and anchovy vermicelli

One-pot olive and anchovy vermicelli
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 20 min, simmering 
time 20 min

This comforting one-pot olive and anchovy vermicelli recipe is quick and easy to make but still full of flavour, especially if you add some chilli flakes.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
406kcals
Fat
16.9g (2g saturated)
Protein
11.9
Carbohydrates
48.8g 
(8.3g sugars)
Fibre
5.8g
Salt
1.1g
Calories
406kcals
Fat
16.9g (2g saturated)
Protein
11.9
Carbohydrates
48.8g 
(8.3g sugars)
Fibre
5.8g
Salt
1.1g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 
3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g tin cherry tomatoes
  • 
½ tbsp tomato purée
  • 
4-6 anchovy fillets
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 100g pitted green olives, roughly sliced
  • 
225g angel hair/vermicelli pasta, roughly broken up
  • 
50g toasted pine nuts to serve
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh herbs (use just one or any mix of rosemary, flatleaf parsley, oregano and basil) to serve

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a low-medium heat and cook the onion 
for 8 minutes or until softened and lightly golden. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the tomatoes, tomato purée, anchovies and 100ml cold water, mix well and bring up to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the capers and olives, taste and season with salt and pepper. Scatter the broken pasta over the tomato sauce and pour in 400ml cold water. Gently mix with a fork, then push down the pasta with the back of a large spoon so it’s covered by the liquid.
  3. Bring back to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes until the pasta is al dente. Scatter over the pine nuts and herbs just before serving.

delicious. tips

  1. Add ½-1 tsp chilli flakes 
with the tomatoes in step 1 to 
give this dish a mild kick.

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