Fast, delicious pasta, ready in just 20 minutes…

Serves: 5, Preparation time: 10΄, Cooks in: 10΄, Ready in: 20΄

500 g dried linguine pasta
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
zest of 2 lemons
1 cup black olives, pitted
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 tsp whole pink peppercorns, lightly crushed
1 cup Parmesan shards
sea salt, freshly ground black pepper


Step 1
Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook linguine according to the packet instructions.

Step 2
Meanwhile, pour the oil into a medium saucepan over a medium heat and sauté the garlic for a minute or so. Stir in the lemon zest and olives. Add the lemon juice.

Step 3
When the pasta is al dente, remove it from the water using a slotted spoon directly into the garlic – lemon sauce, tossing to coat each strand of pasta.

Step 4
Stir in the basil, pink peppercorns and half the Parmesan (the Parmesan will melt when mixed with the pasta).

Step 4
Season with freshly ground black pepper, finely grate over some extra lemon zest, if desired, sprinkle rest of the Parmesan and serve.