Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Kalamata, Spinach and Tomato Pasta Recipe

Aug 19, 2013

Kalamata, Spinach and Tomato Pasta Recipe

It's Monday again. These weeks just continue to fly by! Before we know it, it will be fall and soups and casseroles will be on the menu! I also love making pumpkin and apple desserts during the fall. There's something so comforting about those flavors!

Back to summer...

Today's recipe is for Kalamata, Spinach and Tomato Pasta! This recipe scream summer with fresh tomatoes from the garden. I have tons of tomatoes right now, thanks to a friend who let me raid her garden, so I'm excited to make some great recipes. This pasta is full of flavor and so easy to make. You can grill up some shrimp, or chicken to add in as well. I love meatless meals, so we enjoyed it as is!





Kalamata, Spinach and Tomato Pasta (print recipe)

What you need:
3/4 pound elbow macaroni
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
3 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup kalamata olives, chopped
1/2 tablespoon dried parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
4 cups fresh spinach
salt and pepper, as desired
feta or parmesan cheese for topping

Directions:
Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and rinse. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion. Saute for 3-4 minutes then add the tomatoes, olives and parsley. Saute for another 2-3 minutes then add the pasta, spinach, salt and pepper. Stir and heat through, until spinach starts to wilt, usually 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve topped with feta or parmesan cheese. 

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4 comments:

  1. What a beautiful colorful pasta dish! It looks like a great summer dinner.
    I would love it if you could share at my weekly linky party Share Your Stuff Tuesdays. It's live on the blog now..hope to see you there Sheena :)

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  2. I love simple dishes - this one has some of my favorite ingredients too! Thanks for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week, Sheena - Have a great weekend :)

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  3. Great recipe! I added kidney beans for some more protein that doesn't need extra cooking. Thanks!

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