Easy backpacker recipes – pasta recipe

pasta recipe for travelers

Less is more is a golden pasta rule in Italy. Three ingredients – pasta, oil and garlic – are sufficient to prepare a delicious plate of pasta. Here’s a super easy, super cheap and super yummy pasta recipe that uses ingredients you will find all over the world.

INGREDIENTS (serves 2)
250 gr pasta (spaghetti/linguini)
40 gr capers
Hand full fresh grated parmesan
2 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Hand full parsley, chopped
1 lemon, juice and skin
Pepper and salt to season


  1. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and add the garlic and capers. Bake until the capers get a bit crispy.
  2. In the meanwhile you cook your pasta.
  3. Drain the pasta and add it to the capers and garlic.
  4. Mix the pasta with the lemon juice, lemon skin, the olive oil, grated parmesan and parsley
  5. Season with pepper and salt and it’s ready to serve!


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