16 oz of your favorite pasta shape
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 onion, chopped
5-6 cloves garlic, lazily minced
a few handfuls baby spinach
sprinkle of dried basil
kalamata olives, chopped
1. Start the water for the pasta, adding salt. Add the pasta when the water is boiling and cook according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, heat 1-2 Tbs olive oil in a medium-large pan and add the onions and red peppers. Reserve the garlic. Sauté until they are soft. Add the garlic at the very end, sautéing for only a minute or two before removing the pan from the heat. This keeps the yummy garlic flavor potent enough so I can keep the title as "garlicky pasta".
4. Mix the onion/red pepper/garlic mixture into the spinach/pasta. Add a splash of olive oil, a sprinkle of dried basil and a few splashes of vinegar. Stir to combine. Serve with kalamata olives sprinkled on top.
This dish would also be great as a cold pasta salad.
Michael and I have a busy week coming up! Our yard is going in, our grill is arriving and... we may or may not be getting a PUPPY!!! Of course, I'll blog about it if it happens, so all my loyal readers (mom and dad) will know what's up. Also- my mom is coming to visit! I hope everyone has a good week.