Many of my pasta recipes rely on pantry staples like canned tomatoes and olives. That’s all well and good in winter, but come summer fresh ingredients dominate in my kitchen. Take this recipe for Cantina Pasta Puttanesca, for example. It’s brought to life with the freshness and flavors of Sam’s Cantina Style Salsa. Found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store, this salsa has layers of flavor with the perfect amount of spicy heat. Sam’s Salsa makes this spur-of-the-moment meal possible.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again. I am never making homemade salsa again. Sam’s salsas are that good not to mention convenient. Plus, I feel like I picked the tomatoes, peppers, garlic and herbs in Sam’s salsa right from my garden. It’s that fresh without the work. I Just L♥︎ve them.
Say good-bye to canned tomatoes and open up a container of Sam’s fresh salsa for a new take on all your pasta dishes. Whether you are planning a Sunday dinner or need a quick week-night meal Sam’s salsa has got you covered. Do try my recipe for Cantina Pasta Puttanesca. Ready in under 30 minutes, it totally fits the bill for quick, easy, fresh and delicious.Print
A fresh take on pasta puttanesca has dinner on the table in under 30 minutes
Cantina Pasta Puttanesca
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 oil packed anchovies
½ cup pitted green olives, halved
½ cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
1 small zucchini diced into bite-size pieces
1 (12 oz.) container Sam’s Fresh Cantina Style Salsa
8 oz. dried Spaghetti
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
Freshly grated parmesan cheese or crumbled feta
- Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-low heat.
- Add anchovies; cook 1 minute. Stir in olives, capers and zucchini breaking up the anchovies. Cook 2 minutes or until olives are just warmed through.
- Stir in salsa. Increase heat and bring mixture just to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently, uncovered, while cooking pasta.
- Cook pasta in boiling salted water for 8 to 10 minutes or to just al dente (slightly chewy). Drain pasta reserving ½ cup of pasta water.
- Add pasta and fresh herbs to simmering sauce; toss gently to coat. Add some of the reserved pasta water if the sauce seems too thick.
- Serve topped with cheese and additional fresh herbs.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: pasta
- Method: stove top
Keywords: pasta, puttanesca, Italian, olives, quick and easy, fresh, dinner, healthy
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Check out Sam’s Fresh Salsa social media links and website for more information and great recipes. Further, you can purchase Sam’s Fresh Salsa at: ShopRite, Acme, and Safeway. I suggest that you run to your nearest store to grab that watermelon jicama salsa as it is a limited addition.
And do try my other recipes made with Sam’s Fresh Salsa. They are all really delicious and easy to prepare.