Sometimes I like my pasta to have a lighter taste and not full of beef, pork or even chicken. Black olives have a crisp and distinctive flavor and thought it would make my crushed tomatoes pop with flavor and they did. Always keep a can of pitted black olives in your pantry. Its a good sauce to put together when you forgot to take something out for dinner and don't feel like running to the grocery store or ordering take out!
1 lb. of pasta (I used spaghetti)
1 6 oz. can of black pitted olives, chopped
1 cup of fresh basil, chopped or 2 tsp. of dried basil
1 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes
In large sauce pan, combine black olives, basil and crushed tomatoes. Let simmer for 1 to 2 hours to let the flavors marinate. Bring pasta to boil in large pot of salted water. Drain and empty into sauce. Coat thoroughly and serve with a loaf of crusty bread.