Spaghetti Aglio e Olio | The Simplest of Spaghetti Dishes


Chilli. Olive Oil. Garlic. Tomato. Herbs. Salt. Freshly ground black pepper. Nothing more required.




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19 Responses to Spaghetti Aglio e Olio | The Simplest of Spaghetti Dishes

  1. jd says:

    Mmmm! This pasta looks delish.

    It’s funny how the simplest ingredients can sometimes create the best meals… especially when it comes to pasta.

    Hi jd, I am all for max flavour, min time and effort. This is one of the best.


  2. dhivya says:

    wow!looks delicious..nice picture

    Thanks, dhivya. Really appreciate it.


  3. Suganya says:

    A little lemon zest too, please :)

    Hi Suganya, this would be really really good with it. Thanks for the suggestion.


  4. Love pasta..Nice one..

    Thanks Athisaya, nice to have you here.


  5. Aparna says:

    This looks really nice. I can almost taste it.

    … and smell the olive oil on hot pasta …


  6. Srivalli says:

    that bowl looks so yummy…its come out very well…:D

    Thanks Srivalli. It was delicious indeed.


  7. Namratha says:

    Simple and the best tasting no doubt!

    Absolutely, Namratha, absolutely.


  8. michelle says:

    i’ll add the lemon zest to mine, too. and i probably like a little more (or a lot more) garlic than most.

    i bet this smelled obscene when you were cooking it.

    Hi Michelle. No cooking involved (except for the pasta), but it smells so wonderful as the olive oil and garlic hits the hot pasta. Lemon zest for you it is, then.


  9. A-kay says:

    The simplest ingredients bring out the best flavors :)

    They do, A-kay. Thanks for coming.


  10. Sowjanya says:

    Could you fed-ex it if I send you my address :). It looks so good and bet tastes awesome too. Thats how I like my pasta – simple and not too much sauce

    Absolutely, it is on its way. No real sauce involved in this one – the oil coats the pasta and the rest adds the flavour. It is delicious.


  11. Sowjanya says:

    for got to mention. My aunt makes it the same way but i think she adds basil too

    basil is real good with this, but if basil is not available, add parsley or even a little green coriander (cilantro). A touch of marjoram or oregano would go well to. Lemon Thyme. Rosemary. Just adjust your proportions to the herb.


  12. arundati says:

    this looks fab(and am sure smells and tastes the same too) am bookmarking this..

    Thanks, arundati, I appreciate that you came by. Tastes yummy indeed.


  13. sia says:

    its always the simple meals which are best and also comforting :)

    Yes, comforting. That is what this dish is. Very much so. Thanks, sia.


  14. Ginny says:

    yum! simple is great! I don’t think I use chili as much as I should. I love your photos.

    Hi Ginny, so simple yet so delicious. Chilli is good, and it is surprising what it can “add value” to. Along with garlic and ginger, it is a food item that is always sitting on my kitchen bench. You can tell this by the amount of photographs I take that feature chilli. :-)


  15. Anjali J. says:

    u have a great collection of recipes.. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Thanks Anjali, I really enjoyed it.


  16. coolienne says:

    My recipe is quite close. I use everything you use in yours. The only herb I use is, though, basil. Nothing more.

    I heat the oil, add chopped garlic. Let it infuse the oil. Remove garlic as it was just used to perfume the oil (I’ll add it later but wouldn’t cook it for long time else it’ll become burnt and bitter). Then, semi-cook tomato dices. Turn the cooker off when the tomato dices have just released juice. Add salt and the garlic that was discarded earlier. Pour onto the pasta. Some basil leaves from the patch. Et voilà!

    Thanks, colienne. Your recipe sounds delish.


  17. coolienne says:

    And some freshly ground pepper before the basil leaves.


  18. elsa says:

    looks like an appetising great dish

    Thanks, elsa.


  19. blackattitude says:


    Thank you for the great quality of your blog, each time i come here, i’m amazed.


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