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Grain-Free Mediterranean Mackerel Pasta

This recipe is definitely a level-up to your regular pasta dish. Taking only 20 minutes to prepare, it is the perfect way to spice up a busy evening! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 9 ozs Chickpea Pasta
  • 8 cups Water
  • 2 tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic sliced thin
  • pinch Cayenne
  • 4 ozs Canned Mackerel skinless, boneless
  • ½ cup Green Olives
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup Parsley finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Pine Nuts
  • Chili Flakes to taste (optional)
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest to garnish (optional)


  • In a large pot over high heat, bring water to a rolling boil.
  • Once the pot of water is boiling, add the pasta (we used linguine). Cook according to the package directions.
  • While keeping an eye on your pasta, in a large pan, heat oil over medium-low heat. Once warmed, add garlic and cook, stirring often, for one to two minutes until fragrant.
  • Add the mackerel and cayenne to the pan with the garlic. Stir until the mackerel is warmed through and well-coated. Add the olives to the pan to warm through, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Strain the pasta and rinse. Add the pasta to the pan. Mix to combine.
  • Divide onto plates and top with parsley and pine nuts. Garnish with chili flakes and lemon zest, if using. Serve and enjoy!


Nutritional information per serving:
Calories: 253
Carbs: 15g
Fibre: 3g
Sugar: 2g
Protein: 13g
Fat: 16g