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- 12 ounces rigatoni (3/4 box)
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 bell peppers (preferably red and yellow), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped capers
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- kosher salt and black pepper
- Heat oven to 400º F. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
- Spread the pine nuts on a rimmed baking sheet and toast, tossing occasionally, until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bell peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 6 minutes.
- Add the olives, parsley, capers, vinegar, red pepper, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until heated though, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the pasta and pine nuts to the skillet and cook, tossing, for 1 minute.
- Per Serving
- Calories 563
- Fat 25g
- Sat Fat 3g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 523mg
- Protein 13g
- Carbohydrate 74g
- Sugar 7g
- Fiber 4g
- Iron 3mg
- Calcium 23mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .
Peperonata, made with sautéed peppers and olive oil (and sometimes onions, garlic, and tomatoes as well), is a classic Mediterranean condiment. Cook a double batch and try it on crostini, layered in sandwiches, or as topping for steak, chicken, or fish.