This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bari Olive Oil Co. All opinions are 100% mine.
Happy Friday, friends!
Before we head out to the adventures that await us this weekend, I have one final recipe to share with you that might just be perfect for this weekend celebration of mothers. A delicious dinner that can be made in just under 20 minutes for a meal that will is both incredibly easy and delightfully decadent.
What is this magic recipe, you ask?
Why, Aglio et olio. Or as we know it, Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic.
Aglio e olio is a classic Italian dish, perhaps the original pasta recipe, built on the cornerstones of any good pasta sauce: garlic and olive oil. It is made by lightly sautéing a WHOLE LOTTA garlic in a high quality oil. This simple garlicky sauce is then combined with spaghetti noodles and (often) topped with parmesan cheese for an incredibly decadent meal, complex in flavor with just a few simple ingredients, proving that delicious does not have to be difficult.
Because this pasta relies of so few ingredients, it is important that we use the highest quality. For that reason, when choosing an olive oil to provide the foundation of this dish, I turn to Bari Olive Oil Co.
Bari Olive Oil Co. is a California-based company that has been making high-quality olive oil for over 80 years. They are a family run company that is dedicated to producing the highest-quality products available. All their olives are grown in California, supporting local growers and organic small-batch processing, ensuring that their promise of high-quality is never compromised.
And it shows!
Over the years Bari’s olive oils have won many awards. Throughout competitions in California, Bari Olive Oil Co. continues to come out on top with their premium olive oils, making them widely known as one of California’s oldest and finest producers of olive oil.
Bari Olive Oil Co. not only has award winning premium olive oil. They offer a huge array of products. From flavor infused oils – I’ve got my eyes on you, Jalapeño Infused Oil to incredible vinegars – um, yes please Blackberry Vanilla Vinegar, to a variety gourmet foods, gifts, and even olive oil-based skin care products, Bari Olive Oil Co. is your one stop shop for ALL your oil and vinegar needs.
Bari’s products are found throughout stores in California. But, fear not all you non-California dwelling readers. You can find all their incredible products online, too. So, go ahead and do a little shopping – perhaps some last minute gifts for this Mother’s Day – and fill you cupboards with these beautiful, high-quality oils and vinegars.
I mean look at that bottle. It’s beautiful!
For this Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic I used Bari’s Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the base of the sauce. And the high quality of the product shown through in every bite. The sauce turned out incredible, filled with the rich and deep buttery flavors that have made Bari’s olive oils widely known and loved throughout the world for the last 80 years.
So grab yourself a bottle of Bari’s Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and fork-dive into this Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic, a delicious and decadent meal that says, “I love you” in the most simple and complex ways.
This post was sponsored by Bari Olive Oil Co. All opinions are 100% mine.
A simple and delicious meal, this vegan Spaghetti with Olive Oil and Garlic makes the perfect weeknight or special occasion dinner.
- In a large pot, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Once boiling, add noodles and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Boil pasta for 7-9 minutes, until al dente.
- While the pasta is cooking, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic.
- Lightly sauté, stirring occasionally, until garlic is fragrant and light brown, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in red pepper flakes if using.
- Drain pasta water, reserving 2 tablespoons. Do not rinse pasta with water; the starch of the noodles helps bind the sauce to the pasta.
- Toss noodles in olive oil/garlic mixture and top with fresh parsley, vegan parmesan, and salt to taste. If pasta seems dry, add reserved water.
- Serve immediately.