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Spaghetti with Mediterranean Salsa--An Quick and Easy, but Delicious Recipe

Updated on August 6, 2012
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Janine is a published author in Only Trollops Shave Above the Knees, appears on The Huffington Post and at Confessions of A Mommyaholic.

5 stars from 1 rating of Spaghetti with Mediterranean Salsa

If there is one thing I have learned and mastered after having to cook in a house with two small children is meals need to be quick, nutritious and tasty. That is where this recipe comes in for Spaghetti with Mediterranean Salsa. Not only is this dish all of the above, but it is also an excellent summer dish, because the sauce is served cold or room temperature.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 4 Servings (1 cup each)

Ingredients

  • Can or 14.5ozs. Diced Tomatoes, Del Monte is the brand I prefer
  • Small can Sliced Black Olives, Store brand is fine
  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp. Minced Garlic, Jar is fine
  • 1/4 Tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Pkg. Spaghetti
  • 1/4 Cup Crumbled Feta Cheese

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together tomatoes, olives, oil, vinegar, garlic and oregano.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.
  3. Toss Hot pasta with tomato/olive mixture and sprinkle feta cheese on top when serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 260
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 45 g15%
Sugar 3 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 8 g16%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      5 years ago from New York, New York

      Mary, I totally agree with you on there being so many different and versatile things to do with spaghetti, as well as having some really easy recipes like this one. Thank you also for the votes too :)

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      5 years ago from New York, New York

      Julie, that is so funny that you mention the picture of your daughter covered in spaghetti, because that was me as a baby and somewhere my mom has a similar photo of me. That might be why I love spaghetti so much, too!! Glad you found my recipe, hope you try and enjoy!! Thanks also for the votes and share too!!

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      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      You've just proved there are not only so many things to do with spaghetti but there are so many easy and good recipes!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Jools Hogg 

      5 years ago from North-East UK

      Janine, this sounds so yummy - the feta cheese will be lovely and tart next to the tomatoes and olives; all sound like a lovely blend. I love spaghetti done with a nice light sauce like this rather than always with bolognese and I would have garlic bread with it (I love the stuff). My daughter used to love spaghetti when she was a tot - one of my favourite photos is of her absolutely covered in it (and my carpet and table too!). Voted up and shared.

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you so much Eddy. Do hope you do get to try next week and please let me know how you liked it. thank you so much as always :) :)

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Mmmmm another for that ever expanding recipe book. Great Janine and I have to give this one a try next week. I shall let you know how I got on.

      Eddy.

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Sally's Trove, I love that you can use just about noodle or pasta you want with this one, because it is truly that versatile. The other night I ran out of spaghetti, but felt like this one and ended up using little bow ties that I had in the pantry and it came out delicious still. Hope you do get to try with rice noodles and let me know how it turned out. Thank you for the votes and pin too :)

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      Sherri 

      6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Super recipe. I love feta and black olives. Will be making this one with rice noodles - gluten free. Up and Pinned and all that. :)

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Deb, thank you for commenting and for sharing on your Healthy Food examiner Facebook page. Sounds like a great group page by the way. Thank you as always though again :)

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Michelle, I too am a pasta lover from way back so this one truly satisfies that craving and need. Thank you seriously for your comment, pin and just for your continued support. I can't say thank you enough to you :)

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      Deborah Neyens 

      6 years ago from Iowa

      This sounds so easy and good. I'm going to share it on my Healthy Food Examiner Facebook page.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Now Janine, this is one recipe I'd really like to try, as I'm a spaghetti lover. Another recipe for me to pin!! Thanks for the delicious piece!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Not a problem Christy, you are quite welcome and again enjoy!!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thanks Janine, I will try your recommendation of parmesan. Yum!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      I love this recipe too for the fact that it is quick. I have also used shredded parmesan cheese in a pinch too and it works just fine as well. Thanks Christy for stopping by and commenting. I hope you can make this soon and enjoy it too.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I like this recipe and admit partly because it's quick to make! I don't like Feta cheese though, can you suggest a different type of cheese to use instead?

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Not a problem and you are so welcome. Glad to share and hope you enjoy it when you do make it?

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the information, I will look these up next time I am at the store. I will enjoy this for sure!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks Teaches12345, if you use whole wheat pasta or even Ronzoni's Smart Choice Pasta, that does definitely cut down on the calories a bit and have used both as a lower calorie alternative when I needed to and this dish came out just fine. Enjoy and thanks for the comment!!!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I see this is surprisingly slow cal and yet has pasta in the recipe. I love pasta, but have cut back to the calories, but our version is very tasty and doable. Thanks for sharing.

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you so much for your comment breakfastpop and for your support too.

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      breakfastpop 

      6 years ago

      I can practically taste this dish!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      So happy to share an easy and quite scrumptious dish for you and everyone else. Thanks for stopping by and commenting too!!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      This dish sounds like a culinary delight and the recipe looks easy.

      Thanks for sharing.

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Billybuc, you are officially signed up!! Seriously, thanks for commenting and for your continued support. It is much appreciated!!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sign me up! It has everything that I like in it PLUS it is easy to make. Well done and now I'm hungry!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Again thank you Josh, you really are too kind!!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      You are welcome Janine, anytime! I am sure your recipe would ot disappoint! :)

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks you Victoria. I truly just wanted to share an easy, convent, but delicious meal for the warm weather. I hope you enjoy!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This looks so good. And great for the hot weather we're having over here. I will plan on making this soon this summer! Thanks!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks TToombs08. Again, it really is a quick meal and so tasty for the summertime, totally agree.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Wow, this does look good. And it would make an awesome summertime quick meal. VUMS.

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Josh, I would love to ship you over a batch to you and trust me if I could you wouldn't be disappointed. But seriously, this is so easy to make that I can make this while I have 2 kids literally under my feet half the times and we always enjoy and never have left overs! Thank you again for all your continued support my friend!!!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This looks delicious Janine! Can you ship me over a batch? I am hungry right now! Only kidding, :) Great recipe, I will try it sometime soon, it is easy to make and doesn't take too long. Those are the perfect type of recipes, great job Janine, and votes per usual!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks GiimmerTwin Fan. It is really simple to make and tastes so good. Seriously it tastes like it should taste forever to make, but it is seriously such a quick fix for meal time.

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      Claudia Mitchell 

      6 years ago

      This sounds really good and easy to boot! Thanks. Voted up!

    • Janine Huldie profile imageAUTHOR

      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Vespawoolf, I have used whole wheat pasta and Ronzoni Smartchoice pasta too in the past and both worked out nicely and are a bit of a healthier alternative. Totally try and hope you enjoy.

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      vespawoolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      This sounds fabulous! I'm definitely going to try it, although I plan to use whole wheat pasta. Voted up and shared!

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