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Spicy Fresh Herb Pasta Recipe

Italian cooking tends to excel through simplicity and this dish is no different. Similar dishes are served all over Italy, despite the very simple ingredients list you’ll be amazed at how tasty this is.

Spicy Fresh Herb Pasta Ingredients

  • 6 oz of linguine pasta per person
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • a handful of fresh thyme
  • a sprig of fresh oregano
  • 1 fresh chillie (cayenne or similar)


Cook your pasta in well salted water according to the manufacturers instructions. You should aim to cook your pasta ‘al dente’ as they say in Italy or cooked so it is still slightly firm (not over cooked).

Drain the pasta and mixed in the herbs and chilli (finely chopped) then finally add the olive oil. You can place back on the heat and stir for about 30 seconds to warm the oil through.

Alternatively if you have slightly more time you can first fry of the herbs in a little olive oil separately before adding to the pasta.  This will help bring out the aromas from the herbs making their effect even greater.

This really simple herb pasta is best served with some nice rustic bread and a glass of red wine.

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