Pasta With Garlic And Oil Recipe

Recipe by Kiano Moju


for 4 servings

salt, to taste

½ lb spaghetti

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic, sliced

1 teaspoon red chili flakes

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped, optional


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Save ¼ cup (60 ml) of pasta water, then drain.
  2. Add the olive oil and garlic to a large cold sauté pan. Turn the heat to medium-low and slowly heat up until the garlic is fragrant and lightly colored, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chile flakes and cook for another minute.
  4. Add the reserved pasta water and bring to a simmer. Add the cooked pasta and parsley, if using. Stir until the pasta is well-coated. Season with salt to taste.

Buon Appetito!