Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Golden Garlic, Tomatoes, and Sage
30 minutes or fewer
Sage and tomatoes pair beautifully in this light pasta sauce. Firm Roma tomatoes are your best bet here for a sauce that’s not too watery. If early-season tomatoes make the sauce taste too acidic, stir 1 tsp. sugar or honey
in with the sage and olives.
- ½ lb. whole-wheat spaghetti
- 3 Tbs. olive oil
- 4 large garlic cloves, peeled, halved, and sliced (3 Tbs.)
- 1 ½ lb. ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped (6 cups)
- ¾ cup cooked chickpeas
- 2 Tbs. fresh chopped sage, plus more leaves for garnish
- 2 Tbs. chopped kalamata olives
1. Cook spaghetti in large pot of boiling salted water 10 to 11 minutes, or until al dente.
2. Heat oil and garlic in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until garlic is browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes, chickpeas, sage, and olives, and simmer 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.
3. Drain spaghetti, and return to pot. Add sauce, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Divide among 6 serving bowls, and garnish with sage leaves.