Index Meals | Pasta bows with spinach and pine nuts
Pasta bows with spinach and pine nuts is a great vegetarian recipe when you need food fast! I sometimes use ready-made pesto, but it’s nicer to make my own.
Baby spinach, Basil, Extra-virgin olive oil, Farfalle pasta, Garlic, Parmesan cheese, Pasta, Pine nuts, Spinach, Vegetarian
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Pasta bows with spinach and pine nuts

About This Recipe

Ingredients

For the pesto:
¼ cup of pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, crushed
a large handful of basil leaves
25g finely grated parmesan cheese
½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

250g dry farfalle pasta
100g baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water, according to the instructions on the packet.
  2. Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan on a medium heat (watch out, they burn easily!) and allow to cool.
  3. Put the basil, garlic and most of the toasted pine nuts in a mini-chopper or mortar and pestle and grind to a paste, then mix in the parmesan and, finally, the olive oil. Season to taste.
  4. When done, drain the pasta, then return to the pan, along with the pesto and spinach. Stir well, then put a lid on the pan for a few minutes to allow the spinach to steam.
  5. Serve sprinkled with a little extra parmesan and the remaining pine nuts.
Category
Vegetarian
Tags
Baby spinach, Basil, Extra-virgin olive oil, Farfalle pasta, Garlic, Parmesan cheese, Pasta, Pine nuts, Spinach