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10 Ways to Spice Up Your Pasta

Mediterranean Pasta
Take your pasta on a trip to the Green Isles.
Take your pasta on a trip to the Green Isles.
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Since Italy and Asia are covered, we can move on to the Greek Isles. Mediterranean ingredients and spices are the perfect way to spice up your pasta. Noodles are good to use for hot dishes, and shaped pastas are best for cold salads. Mediterranean pasta dishes can have a host of ingredients, but start with olives, olive oil and tomatoes. Adding capers, lemon juice, feta cheese and artichoke hearts will give you a classic Mediterranean pasta dinner dish. Grilled chicken is a good addition for both hot and cold Mediterranean pasta dishes. If you want to up the vegetable content, add some cucumber, onion, bell peppers and zucchini.