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Meatless Monday – Garlic Lemon Spinach Pasta

With the spring weather today, I was craving something light and fresh for supper.  I found this recipe over the winter and was waiting for a day like today to test it out.  The original recipe is HERE and it’s simple! As a bonus, it only uses 5 ingredients!

Gather your ingredients:

e

 

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest/Juice of one lemon
  • Garlic (preferably fresh cloves – 8, but can you minced or what you have on hand)
  • 1 lb. of pasta (angel hair, thin spaghetti, spaghetti)
  • 6 oz. bag of baby spinach

First, heat your oil and garlic over medium-low heat to bring out the flavor of the garlic (about 10 minutes)

d

 

While you are heating the garlic, boil your water and cook the pasta according to the package directions

a

 

Zest your lemon and add it to the oil along with the juice of the lemon.

c

 

Drain your pasta and mix with the spinach and lemon-garlic oil.

b

 

Make sure to mix well so that the pasta and spinach get mixed together.

g

 

Serve and enjoy!

f

 

This makes 4-6 servings – depending on if you are having it as the main course or the side.  This would pair well with any kind of seafood or with some grilled chicken.  I decided to truly go meatless today and have it as the main course.

Easy to make with fresh ingredients – you can’t go wrong!

 

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One response

  1. Dee Schwinn

    Looks like something I would like

    March 11, 2014 at 8:28 pm

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