Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach Recipe
Description: This pasta recipe goes great with grilled chicken,
pork, beef, or seafood, too.While some people consider this a summer recipe,
as cherry and grape tomatoes are widely available, it can be made any time
12 ounces rotini pasta
4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
pinch or crushed red pepper
1/2 pound spinach, center stem removed, torn into bite sized pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
1/2 cups shredded parmesan cheese
How to Make Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach:
Cook pasta in boiling water until "al Dente".
Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.
Return pasta to the pot.
In a large skillet, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Saute garlic and crushed red pepper for 1 minute.
Add cherry tomatoes, 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Cook tomatoes
Add spinach and remaining salt and pepper. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, until the
spinach begins to wilt.
Add pasta and reserved cooking liquid.Stir to mix together.
Stir in shredded parmesan cheese.
Remove from heat, and serve hot.
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