PASTA WITH SPINACH
- 2 pounds fresh spinach, washed & stemmed
- 1 pound fettuccini, linguine etc.
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2/3 cup pignoli (pine nuts)
- 5 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Wash spinach and cook in a large saucepan in only the water that clings to its leaves. Cook until wilted, drain, squeeze out excess water and chop finely. Set aside.
Start pasta and let cook while heating the oil over medium-high heat. Add pignoli and cook until golden, stir in spinach and garlic, lower heat and cook 3 minutes more. Toss pasta w/sauce and cheese if using.