Spinach Pasta

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This Japanese inspired dish came about when I had a lot of spinach left in the fridge. After a little research, I decided to make spinach pasta. Whilst getting the ingredients ready, I also discovered an almost used tub of cream cheese, adding a spoonful of this to the blended spinach made a really luxurious sauce.

Spinach Pasta

A quick and easy lunch which you will make again and again, it’s rich spinach and garlicy taste is fantastic and very moreish.
Servings 2 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 200 g Spaghetti
  • 100 g Spinach
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1.5 tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 20 Pre-cooked clams (optional)
  • A splash of white wine
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 Small Chilli (For decoration)

Instructions

  • Blanch the spinach in boiling water for 30 seconds, drain and rinse under cold water
  • Using a small blender, blitz the spinach until there are no lumpy bits
  • Add the cream cheese to the spinach and do another quick blend until smooth
  • Dice the garlic
  • Bring a pan of water to the boil with a pinch of salt, add the spaghetti cook and until al dente
  • Put a frying pan on a medium heat, add the olive oil, then the garlic. Cook until you can smell the fragrance from the garlic
  • Add the clams to warm them through, add the white wine and cook for a few minutes
  • Add the spaghetti and a 1/4 cup of the cooking water to the frying pan
  • Allow the pasta to absorb some of the flavours and liquid
  • Add the spinach paste to the pasta and stir through
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use the pasta cooking water to adjust the flavour, if the salt from the water is not enough then add a pinch more.
  • Course: Main
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Keyword: healthy, pasta, spinach

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