Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spaghetti with Spinach Pesto

Spinach can be found in abundance in my garden. This is a quick way to provide dinner and use some of that fresh sweet bounty in the garden. We sometimes cook turkey or chicken sausages sauteed with other fresh vegetables like red and green pepper and sweet onions and add to the pasta. It makes a colorful and healthy meal that is ready in under 20 minutes.

Spinach pesto
8oz box of spaghetti(or other pasta)
3 cups of spinach
4 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of olive oil
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Start a large pot of water to cook your spaghetti. Once spaghetti is cooking, put the remaining ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Add a little water(if necessary) to get desired consistency. Pour over cooked and drained pasta and toss to mix. Serve immediately.

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