Tailgate ready? Need a hearty, easy pleasing side dish to trek to the game? This Spaghettini Salad is a seasonal family favorite. Make this the day before the big game, add a dose of olive oil before serving.
Yield 6-8 servings
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 small can chopped black olives
- 1 1/2 cups diced tomatoes
- 1 pkg. thin spaghettini
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper
- Garnish with lemon wedges
Boil 5 quarts water with 1 tablespoon salt.
Prepare a large serving bowl with chopped tomatoes and coat with olive oil.
In a separate bowl mash the garlic and salt together making a paste.
Add to the tomatoes the garlic mixture, chopped basil, chopped black olives, and black pepper. Stir till combined.
When water is boiling, add the spaghettini and cook for seven minutes or until al dente (firm).
Drain the spaghettini and add to the tomato mixture and toss. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve immediately.
Optional add-ins we like: a cup of boiled baby shrimp