This is a simple and satisfying meal. I love it so much. It always fills me up with flavor and joy. The spinach melts into the pasta and the zip of the balsamic plus the salt of the cheese really brings a joy.
If you want to expand on its simplest form, chopping and sautéing some green garlic add at the end would only add to the flavors.
- Box of linguine (I like to use chickpea or lentil pasta for some added protein but good ole durum wheat is always delicious!)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 bags of spinach
- Pine nuts (optional)
- Bunch green garlic (optional)
Cook pasta. Drain the pasta and return it to the hot pot. Toss in the spinach and sautéed green garlic if you are using it, along with some balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and some grated Parmesan cheese. If you like, you can also add pine nuts, but it is great on its own.
Make a large portion and dole it out through the week for lunch and dinner. See if you can make it last longer than a sitting. I barely can.