- 8 oz. ziti or rigatoni
- 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
- 1 small can tomato sauce (8 oz)
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 can black olives
- 1 can artichoke hearts, quartered
as an italian, i must encourage you to use fresh tomatoes if you have them. alas, it is winter here in the midwest, and we don't have fresh tomatoes around too often. so heat your tomatoes (canned or fresh) with tomato sauce for about 10 minutes on medium-high. start boiling the ziti according to directions on package. after sauce has just started to simmer, add black olives, garlic and artichoke hearts. simmer on low for about 5-10 minutes more, until the ziti is done. mix the sauce, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and rigatoni together.
makes about 3 dinner servings.