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Spaghetti Sicily |

authentic italian spaghetti

This is the perfect fresh and quick summer pasta dish. It will take you 10 minutes from start to finish and is really authentic Italian cooking. It’s so fresh and light you will need a whole packet of spaghetti for 4 people.

What you need

500g Cherry tomatoes halved
Palm of capers in brine (about 3 tablespoons)
Palm of chopped mint and flat leaf parsley
3 cloves garlic crushed
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Chili flakes (optional)

Cooked Spaghetti (1 500g packet)

The process

Put the spaghetti in salted water to cook.

Take the halved tomatoes and squeeze them over a bowl to remove some of the seeds and liquid and then chop them up roughly.

Add enough olive oil to a pan over a medium heat to cover the base. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes to soften and heat through. Add the capers, mint and parsley and toss around for another 2 or 3 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper and then add the cooked spaghetti.

Toss to coat the spaghetti in the sauce and serve straight away with crusty warm bread.

Done! A pasta recipe your Mamma would be proud of.

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7 Responses to “Spaghetti Sicily”

  1. Daelene says:


    Thanks for the reply, I will look out for it.

  2. Daelene says:


    Can you suggest another ingredient besides capers or atleast tell me where I could buy them.


    • Graham says:

      Hi there, Capers are available in any supermarket or deli and are in bottles of brine. You would find them with the olives. Ask at your supermarket if you cannot find them. As far as a substitute is concerned, I cannot think of a single thing to substitute… maybe green olives. capers are salty and tart and just fantastic.

  3. Graham says:

    Great one trevor.b thanks for the suggestion, Adding pesto is a great idea. G

  4. Graham this is a great recipe, but for the life of me I couldn’t find capers. So I used some pesto and added a slight tang with a little Tabasco. The six of us really enjoyed it.

  5. Graham says:

    Hi Kim, It’s really easy and very tasty, If your not eating tomatoes is simply a choice, give it a try, those little tomatoes are sweet and not like a large tomatoe . Have a great weekend G

  6. KimdaCook says:

    Sounds really good Graham just the tomatoes which i dont eat

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