BrokeAss Gourmet

BrokeAss Gourmet

Spaghetti with Green Olive Tapenade, Spinach, Pine Nuts and Goat Cheese

  • Prep Time 0:10
  • Cook Time 0:10
  • Estimated Cost $16.00

This pasta comes together in mere minutes, thanks to the spicy green olive tapenade. I discovered this delicious ingredient earlier today when I stopped by The Olive Press in Sonoma to browse the incredible gourmet olive oils and olive-related products sold there. This dish is the very essence of BrokeAss Gourmet: easy and unfussy yet sophisticated and delicious.

Note: be sure to buy your pine nuts in the bulk section for the best deal!


  • 3 tbsp green olive tapenade $7 for 7 oz.
  • 1 lb spaghetti $2 for 1 lb
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped $0.50
  • 2 oz. crumbled goat cheese $4 for 8 oz.
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes $1.50 for 1 oz
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts $1
  • salt and pepper to taste Pantry

Recipe Serves 4


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions in salted boiling water. Drain and return to pot.
  2. While spaghetti cooks, toast pine nuts in a small skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  3. Toss hot pasta with tapenade, spinach, goat cheese, pine nuts, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve hot.

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This looks delicious. Too bad I’m allergic to pine nuts. Can you maybe suggest a good substitute for the pine nuts?

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