Fresh spinach greens wilted in sauteed garlic and olive oil is always a winner in my house! Mixed some tasty gluten free pasta ( I use the organic brown rice noodles from Trader Joe's @ $1.99 / bag) you have a delicious, but easy vegan and gluten free main dish. ( For additional protein , you could add some toasted pine nuts). Recipe and details follow.
Since the spinach will cook down significantly, you need to buy a super sized quantity, which you can get at a store like BJ's or Costco. I bought organic baby spinach at BJ's. The package of spinach looks huge, but will cook down to about 2 cups of spinach.
|Organic brown rice pasta Trader Joe's brand ( $1.99/bag) and really good|
Option: In addition, after cooking and draining the pasta, if you add a few pats of real butter to a frying pan and heat up a portion of cooked pasta and spinach mixture , it is amazing!! ( but fattening) .
If you don't eat pasta, spaghetti squash can be substituted!
No matter which way you prepare it, this is a simple but delicious recipe.
Extra large family sized container of spinach from BJ's
6 bulbs of garlic ( or more), peeled and sliced
1 package of gluten free pasta, cooked and drained
olive oil spray and 1 Tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste ( we don't use salt)
Wash and pat dry spinach so water is present, set aside
Peel and slice garlic and saute slowly over low to medium heat in a large skillet.
Saute for about 3 minutes and then top with the spinach and allow spinach to wilt. ( cover) about 2-3 minutes. Stir down and mix and set aside.
Toss it over cooked pasta ( or spaghetti squash) and serve.
Peel the whole head of garlic very quickly
| You also may want to chop up your spinach with a knife|
if it is stringy.( especially for kids)
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