Simple pasta dishes are a favorite in our household. They are excellent for a light lunch, or as a side dish with dinner. One of our staple dinners is grilled or roasted chicken with a side of Spaghetti w/Olive Oil and Garlic, along with a steamed vegetable or two. This is one of those dinners that I can have on the table in less than 30 minutes, and is very nutritious as well.
This dish even makes doing the dishes easy, as the "sauce" is made in the same pan the pasta is cooked in. If desired, you can also top this with a little Parmesan cheese for added flavor.
Spaghetti w/Olive Oil and Garlic
1 lb dry spaghetti
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley