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Pasta with Spinach-nut pesto

Pasta with spinach-nut pesto

” Spinach? Yuck! who wants to eat it? ” was my expression at the table everytime it was served. Even popeye failed to convince me that spinach was indeed tasty! Now I try hard to recollect when exactly did I start liking this vegetable that I include in almost anything I can. Today’s lunch was pasta with spinach nut pesto. A flavorful puree of spinach, garlic, nuts and lemon juice tossed with fresh cherry tomatoes, pasta and Voila! you have a healthy delightful dish for anytime whether its lunch, dinner or a picnic.  Here’s how I cook it…..

Ingredients:

1 cup Whole Wheat Rotini

4 cups water

½ cup cherry tomatoes (halved)

2 tbsps roasted walnuts/pecans or use a mix of both – chopped

1 clove garlic

zest of ½ lemon and squeeze the juice out of it

1 ½ cups spinach – remove the tough stems

5-6 tbsps extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp black pepper powder

salt to taste

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