Fresh Pasta – Easy and Light At Home

MEDIT_freshpastacookedSaute tomatoes and garlic

We found an 8 ounce package of fresh linguine in the store today - so I was inspired to make a fresh fresh pasta dish for dinner.

Cook the pasta in boiling water - only needs about 5 minutes when you are using fresh pasta. Drain and set aside.

Saute 2 cloves of garlic in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil until nutty brown and then add 3 chopped fresh tomatoes (remove seeds and core, dice medium). Saute tomatoes and garlic until soft, about 4 minutes.

Add a good squeeze of store-bought Italian herb pesto and 1/2 cup fat-free low-sodium beef broth. Bring to a boil and simmer briefly. Then add the pasta.

Cooked pasta

Meanwhile, in another pan, saute 2 cloves of garlic with 1 tablespoon olive oil until nutty, about 1 minute. Add a bag of baby spinach and saute 1 minute or just until the spinach wilts.

Sauteed spinach

Plate the pasta with the spinach bordering.

Plated pasta

Top with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and enjoy!!

We served this dish with mint tea and a Mediterranean style salad - recipe and photos below.

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