Spicy Spinach and Basil Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Salad
Author: The Farm Girl
  • about 1/2 pound pasta
  • big handful fresh spinach leaves cut into ribbons
  • fresh garlic or garlic scapes minced/chopped/sliced - whatever floats your boat
  • several sprigs fresh basil leaves cut into ribbons
  • handful marinated artichoke hearts cut into bitesize pieces
  • handful sweet 'n' spicy peppadew pickled peppers cut into bitesize pieces
  • olive oil salt/pepper and shaved pecorino romano cheese
  1. Have all ingredients ready to go so you can add them right away - don't want that pasta waiting!
  2. Cook the pasta in salted water until just tender.  Drain and immediately return to pan.  Drizzle with a bit of olive oil.
  3. Add next 5 ingredients, drizzle with a few glugs of olive oil, and stir well.  The hot pasta will wilt the spinach the perfect amount.
  4. Season to taste, and top each serving with a generous bit of shaved pecorino.  Enjoy at room temperature!