Mediterranean Pasta

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There is something about the sea that draws me to it. We live 500m from the beach, and if we go away in South Africa, we usually go to a coastal town along the Garden Route. We have explored the beaches from right up the West Coast all the way along to Natal. My favourite stop is the Wilderness, where the sea really sings and the dolphins play. Our April holiday is always spent going to Europe. We are doing one city at a time, exploring and getting to see the ancient buildings and ruins. This far, we have been to many interesting cities, but each visit is punctuated by a trip to the sea. Dave and I have explored the Mediterranean from the west coast to the east coast of Italy and come very close to it in France. We have made sure to take a day out when in Rome to head to the sea, and spent an entire holiday up and down the coastal region of Brittany. This pasta is inspired from the regional products of these areas and Spain – a country still on our list of places to go.

Mediterranean Pasta
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Mediterranean Pasta

Recipe Category: Italian
Makes enough for: 2 people
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 15 mls olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • ½ red pepper, sliced
  • 50 g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Spanish sausage, cut in half and sliced
  • 80 mls stock
  • 10 olives, pitted and cut in half
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 30 mls cream
  • grated Parmesan and micro basil leaves for garnishing


  • while your pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large frying pan
  • sauté the onion and the garlic until soft
  • add the red pepper and the mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms are soft
  • add the red pepper and the stock and allow the stock to simmer
  • add the olives and season to taste
  • stir in the cream and toss the pasta in the sauce
  • serve with a generous grating of Parmesan cheese and the basil

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28 thoughts on “Mediterranean Pasta

  1. Looks delicious, Tandy. Spain and Morocco are definitely such interesting places for a foodie like yourself to visit.

      1. Sound like my parents! I moved out, and since then they’ve gone on one big international trip a year (and few smaller in-country ones). Can’t wait ’til I’m retired 🙂

  2. If there’s pasta in the title of a post, I’m all excited!! This is a wonderful combination using the sausage and olives….not to mention cream! All my favorites for a big comforting pasta bowl!

  3. I never use the term “To Die For”, But, this dish certainly looks like something to “Live For”…Lovely. When you say Spanish Sausage? Are we talking Chorizo? As here we have access to a lot of Mexican Chorizo, which, is totally different from Spanish Chorizo, and I sort of need to know what type Spanish Sausage, as I would likely be making my own. I’m sure this dish would be great with most any sausage, but, Mexican Chorizo is not a good substitute for recipes calling for Spanish Chorizo. Bless You

    1. Hi Paul, one would need a paprika heavy sausage for this meal – I am not sure what is in a Mexican chorizo, but if the sausage is pork based with paprika then it will work. Have a great weekend Tandy 🙂

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