1. Blend the garlic, spinach, olive oil, salt and basil in a blender or food processor. Add water as needed.
2. Add walnuts and blend.
3. Pour into a bowl, add cheese and mix just before serving.
4. Serve over cooked whole wheat pasta.
NotesTry zucchini noodles! Using a vegetable spiralizer, a box grater or a vegetable peeler--create long strands of zucchini.
3-4 cloves garlic
1 package frozen chopped spinach (thawed undrained)
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2-1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup fresh basil
1 cup water (drained from pasta pot)
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 lb. pasta (try whole wheat!)
MaterialsBlender or food processor, measuring cups, measuring spoons
More About Spinach
How to Select
Look for perky, green leaves. Avoid leaves that are wilted, brown or yellow.
How to Store
Keep spinach in the original bag or plastic container or in a plastic bag. Store as cold as possible without freezing. Spinach can be stored for 3-5 days. Wash the spinach just before use, not before storing.
How to Prepare
Add spinach to soups. casseroles, chilis, spaghetti sauce, stir frys, salads, sandwhiches, pizzas or smoothies; the possibilities are almost endless!