Spring Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 box pasta of your choice

  • 5oz spinach

  • 1 tomato

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • Red pepper flakes

  • Salt

  • Olive oil

  • (Optional: parmesan cheese, black olives, and pine nuts)

 

Process

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook to preferred tenderness.

  2. While pasta is boiling, peel and dice garlic. Set aside.

  3. Rough chop spinach and medium-dice tomatoes. Set aside separately.

  4. Coat a skillet with olive oil and heat on high until just shimmering. Add spinach and sautee until fully wilted. Add garlic and cook until fragrant.

  5. Transfer spinach and garlic to large bowl. When pasta is tender, drain and add to large bowl. Add diced tomatoes and olive oil, stirring gently to combine.

  6. Add red pepper flakes and salt to taste.

  7. Optional: top with parmesan cheese, small sliced black olives, and pine nuts for a richer, full-bodied flavor.