Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach
Pasta with cherry tomatoes and spinach with a generous amount of garlic and parmesan cheese rates pretty high in my household. Recently, I, the timid and insecure culinary explorer (lol), set foot into the kitchen to watch and help the wife prepare this delectable dish!
Let’s first have a look at the ingredients.
* 250 grams of pasta
* 250 grams of tomatoes
* 400 grams of spinach
* 14 black olives
* 1 bulb of garlic
* 2 tablespoons of olive oil
* half cup of finely grated parmesan cheese
* Teaspoon of black pepper
* A few pinches of salt
Yes, your eyes did not betray you gentle reader! We did use one bulb of glorious garlic for this pasta dish. We like our food to have a strong flavor without the use of vegetable cubes.
Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach Recipe
1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. We began by boiling the water and adding a teaspoon of olive oil and three pinches of salt. Place the pasta into a large bowl when done.
2. Separate the stems from the spinach leaves. Place a tablespoon of olive oil into the frying pan followed by half a bulb of finely sliced garlic.Give it about 30 seconds before going on to the next step.
Lightly cook the stems separately for a moment before adding the leaves. Then place the leaves on top. Cook for about 5 minutes then sprinkle a generous pinch of salt all over it.
Using tongs place the leaves and stems into a siv then squeeze out any liquid. Place the leaves and stems into the large bowl.
3. Now it’s time for the cherry tomatoes that you have already cut in half. Begin again with a tablespoon of olive oil and the remaining garlic you have. Cook the tomatoes for a few minutes on medium to high heat. Place them into the large bowl.
4. Place the sliced olives (ring shape) into the pasta dish as well as a teaspoon of pepper. Add another teaspoon of olive oil for good measure. Mix it together well.
Voila! You now have a delicious pasta with cherry tomatoes and spinach dish to serve your friends and family.