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Spinach Basil Pasta Salad

Posted by on May. 21, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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 Spinach Basil Pasta Salad RecipeIngredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package bow tie pasta
  • 1 (6 ounce) package spinach leaves
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces prosciutto, diced
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts

Directions

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Toss the spinach and basil together in a large bowl.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir the garlic in the hot oil for 1 minute; stir in the prosciutto and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove from heat. Add to the bowl with the spinach and basil mixture; toss to combine. Pour in the drained pasta and retoss. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and pine nuts to serve.

taken from http://www.allrecipes.com/

 

by on May. 21, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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MamaMandee
by Mandee on May. 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM

minus the pine nuts Id like it, 

Dabberdoo
by Gold Member on May. 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I would like to taste this.  Not sure about the spinach.

snuggiewoogie
by on May. 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM

 I love Pine Nuts.......

amyjane22
by Amy on May. 21, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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Yummy! You've got me craving pasta salad now!
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VanBurren
by Beth on May. 21, 2012 at 9:42 PM

 Mmmm....I like the sound of the crunchy pine nuts in this:)

cherylw993
by Cheryl on May. 22, 2012 at 8:30 AM

this

Quoting amyjane22:

Yummy! You've got me craving pasta salad now!


cherylw993
by Cheryl on May. 22, 2012 at 8:31 AM


Quoting VanBurren:

 Mmmm....I like the sound of the crunchy pine nuts in this:)

Me too. I am not sure I have ever had pine nuts, but I love putting nuts in recipes.

imadekyle
by Gold Member on May. 22, 2012 at 9:38 AM
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This sounds awesome! Saving this one!:)
Flaca43
by Platinum Member on May. 22, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Yeah...I wouldn't want the pine nuts.

Quoting MamaMandee:

minus the pine nuts Id like it, 

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