Sunday, 7 February 2010

Spinach Spaghetti

I realise that most of the recipes lately have been tomato based, but don't worry there are new and exciting recipes around the corner which don't use any tomatoes. And lets be honest tomatoes are great, I think they might even be a "superfood" (I am sitting at home chuckling preteniously at the thought of a super food... there is no such thing). So, yes back to the task at hand.


1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
a couple of cloves of garlic
fresh spinach leaves (young ones, not old and stringy)
hand full of freshly chopped basil
olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 tablespoon oregano
chili flakes (optional)


Slice garlic thinly. Fry in saucepan with olive oil on medium heat until they start to turn golden. Add spinach leaves. Mix around and fry for a few mins. Add the tin of tomatoes, and some fresh tomatoes if you like. Add the basil, salt and pepper, oregano, chili flakes. Bring to boil and then leave to simmer. Cook the spaghetti as per usual. Serve with some cheese sprinkled on top. Its a pretty basic meal, but really quick to cook if you are in a rush. Also good if you have veggie friends. You can jazz it up by adding some chorizo at the garlic frying stage, or make it more filling by adding chickpeas at the very end.

taste: 7/10
price: 2/10
difficulty: 2/10


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks so yummy! Making me hungry now.