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Pasta with Figs, Olives and Pine Nuts

Spice Islands®

Pasta with Figs, Olives and Pine Nuts


  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes

4 servings


1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained

1 cup stuffed manzanilla olives, drained

4 whole dried figs

1 jar (1.34 ounce) pine nuts, toasted

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Mustard

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground Spice Islands® Sea Salt Adjustable Grinder

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Medium Grind Black Pepper

1/3 cup Mazola® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

8 ounces angel hair pasta

1 cup grated pecorino romano cheese


Pulse capers, olives, figs, pine nuts, mustard, nutmeg, sea salt and black pepper in a small food chopper or processor to a chunky consistency. Add olive oil; pulse to combine. Olive mixture should be slightly chunky.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain the water and return pasta to the pot. Thoroughly mix in olive mixture; toss with 2/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese. Plate and garnish with remaining 1/3 cup cheese.

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