This is exactly what the title says: a one-pot dish, where the pasta is cooked along with the sauce. It might seem odd, but trust me, it works! Simply throw all the ingredients into a pan, and in the time it takes for your pasta to cook, you'll have a gorgeous sauce that's nourishing, comforting, and full of flavour.
It's the ideal recipe to feed a hungry family on a busy weeknight, when you haven't had time to prepare anything but the kids want dinner on the table, fast!
It isn't a strict recipe, either: you can remove ingredients like the capers and olives if they're not liked, or add in extra veggies, like spinach (which is best added at the end).
Feel free to play around with it, so you have more than one super-easy, one-pot, plant-based recipe up your sleeve whenever you need it.
For the pasta
400g spaghetti or other pasta of your choice
1kg cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup black olives
4 tbsp capers
1 red onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Good pinch of salt
Good pinch of dried chilli flakes
Good grinding of black pepper
1.5 litres good vegetable stock
Bunch fresh basil
Juice of ½ lemon
½ cup toasted pine nuts
Vegan parmesan (optional)
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