Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

Translated from Italian, this dish is “whore’s pasta.” Different sources say different things, but my favorite reason behind the name is that since all of the ingredients can come from the pantry or the back of your fridge, it’s a dish for lazy whores. So it’s good enough for me! Traditionally it has some anchovies, but I don’t have any, so vegan it is! You can replace the fresh tomato and tomato paste for half a can of diced tomatoes. You can also leave the red pepper flakes if you don’t like spicey food, or double the amount if are like me!


  • 125 grams spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 50 grams black olive
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 tbsp italian parley
  • salt and pepper to taste


Boil pasta in salted water until almost cooked. In a skillet, fry the olives, capers, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Then add the pasta and tomato products. Toss in the pasta. Add a splash of water if noodles seems too dry. Salt and pepper to taste, then garnish with fresh parsley or fresh basil.


  • 722 calories
  • 23.6 (g) fat
  • 108.1 (g) carbs
  • 18.8 (g) protein

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