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Easy Tomato Olive Pasta (Vegan)

This easy Tomato Olive Pasta recipe is the perfect quick and fuss-free lunch or dinner! Ready in just 15 minutes and made with basic ingredients. Sprinkle it with homemade Almond Parmesan and you’ll be in pasta heaven! :) 

Pasta with tomato sauce and olives in a bowl with almond parmesan on the side

Pasta is my go-to when I’m making lunch just for me. Oftentimes when I’m home alone, I don’t feel like cooking up a whole feast (like I usually do :D) so a simple, fuss-free and most of all QUICK pasta dish will do just fine.

This Tomato Olive Pasta dish is

  • vegan
  • could even be made gluten-free by using gf pasta
  • quick to make (15 min in total)
  • made with very basic ingredients
  • fuss-free
  • practically a one-pot-dish
  • the perfect I-don’t-really-want-to-cook-much-I-just-want-to-stuff-my-face-with-pasta or I’m-all-alone-don’t-want-to-eat-anything-fancy-,-pasta-will-do meal. I should really use those as the title for the recipe.

Sprinkling Almond Parmesan onto vegan Tomato Olive Pasta

Sprinkling Almond Parmesan (or as I like to call it – Almigiano hehe) makes any pasta dish 100x better, adds a great texture and cheesy taste! I recommend having Almond Parmesan at home at all times (you never know when those pasta cravings kick in!)

Pasta with tomato sauce and olives, garnished with fresh basil and almond parmesan

A fork digging into Tomato Olive Pasta

The recipe below is given for one serving, but did you know you can change the serving below in the recipe and it will automatically adjust the quantities?

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A fork digging into Tomato Olive Pasta

Easy Tomato Olive Pasta (Vegan)

Bianca from Elephantastic Vegan
This easy Tomato Olive Pasta Recipe is the perfect quick and fuss-free lunch or dinner! Ready in just 15 minutes and made with basic ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Servings 1 serving
Calories 360 kcal


  • 1 cup egg-free fusilli pasta
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup pitted green olives - halved
  • 1/2 cup tomato purée/passata
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + more to taste

To serve and garnish


  • Boil the fusilli in a large pot with water. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and set aside. 
  • In the same pot you cooked the pasta, add the olive oil and bring it to medium to high heat. Add the green olives and let them cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Then add the pasta back into the pot to the olives and reduce the heat. Add the tomato purée, herbs and salt. Stir everything together and serve once everything's hot. 
  • Sprinkle with Almond Parmesan and garnish with fresh basil.


I always have Almond Parmesan or Cashew Parmesan at home. It's super quick to make, lasts a long time (months!) and it's delicious over any pasta or risotto dish - even pizza! 


Calories: 360kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 10gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1147mgPotassium: 708mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 800IUVitamin C: 13.9mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 3.9mg
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Sunday 4th of February 2018

i love green olives! sounds like a great combo.


Monday 5th of February 2018

Thank you, Kristin! I didn't like olives for a long time, but now I can't get enough :)