I'm sending this quick and easy pasta dish to Haalo, who is hosting Presto Pasta Night this week. This popular and ongoing event is the brainchild of Ruth of Once Upon a Feast.
Spinach Pesto PastaOther pasta dishes to tempt the palate:
8 ounces fresh spinach
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 dried hot red chilies
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
fresh ground black pepper
Process the spinach, pine nuts, garlic and dried chilies in a food processor until well chopped. Drizzle the olive oil over top and process for another half minute until blended. Stir in the parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
Mix in with hot cooked pasta and serve with a little extra fresh grated parmesan and fresh ground black pepper sprinkled over.
Makes about 3 cups, or enough for one pound of dried pasta.
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