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This flavorful dish is a weeknight staple, easily prepared with ingredients you have on hand in your pantry!
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add a pasta rock for 2 minutes to salt your water then remove. Add the pasta, stir well and cook until al dente (tender but firm to bite. 1-2 minutes short of the package directions.)
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Add the onion and diced tomatoes cooking for 4 minutes or until soft.
Add tomatoes, sea salt, olive tapenade, balsamic, and water. Let sauce simmer until reduced, about 10 minutes.
Add pasta into sauce and toss to coat. Serve with fresh basil leaves.
If you don't have Pasta Rocks on hand it is still important to season your pasta water! Salting the water is the only time the pasta itself is going to be seasoned so make sure your water is salty like the sea. We recommend adding 1 Tbsp of salt for every 4 quarts of water.