Calebrese Pasta

Several weeks ago we dined in an Italian restaurant in Ponsonby, Auckland. I had written a review of it yesterday as we loved what we ordered, specially their Calebrese pasta. It looks so simple as it only contains tomatoes, onions, capsicums and few slices of salami but it is full of flavour, so we planned to make it at home and see whether we can imitate what we had tried. It was a success and tasted nearly similar (ours is a bit sweeter) so here I am sharing it to you guys.

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Calebrese Pasta

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Italian


This Calebrese Pasta is so simple as it only contains tomatoes, onions, capsicums and few slices of salami but it is full of flavour



  • 250 g pasta of choice, cooked according to packet instructions
  • 100 g Salami, thinly sliced
  • 2 large cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • 1/3 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 red capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green capsicum, thinly sliced
  • 6 pcs kalamata olives, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Add olive oil in a large saucepan and cook salami for 2 minutes. Remove salami and set aside.
  2. Add garlic and onions then sauté until onions are soft.
  3. Add the red and green capsicum and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato paste and cook for a minute.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and simmer in low heat for 15 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Add the cooked salami, basil and parsley then cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Season with sugar, salt and pepper. Adjust taste to your liking.
  8. Add the cooked pasta and olives then mix to distribute sauce evenly, serve.



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  1. I haven’t really been eating carbs the past couple of weeks to this pasta dish is really shouting out for me to make it.
    🙂 Mandy

  2. One of the things I love about Italian food is its simplicity of ingredients. So much flavor, yet simply prepared.

  3. Karen says:

    Pasta dishes are so fast to prepare and so good to eat. Your dish sounds very flavorful.

  4. Wow, so simply yet so flavorful! This looks wonderful, and definitely something I should make. Thank you.

  5. So homey and delicious. I would love to eat this any night of the week.

  6. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Great job on re-creating the restaurant dish you liked at home! I am happy when I succeed. From there we can always alter ingredients and flavor a little bit to family’s liking. This looks easy and delicious!

  7. zioncampo says:

    Ang sarap tingnan! Di pa namin na try ito, I wonder if marunong parents ko nito.

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