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Vegetarian Style Pasta

  • Category: Main Dish, Vegetables
  • Submitted By: Marryann Curmi
  • Town/State: Sonora, CA
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 15 minutes

(You won’t miss the meat!)

Amount Measure Ingredients
1 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1/4 cup slivered almond
1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1   garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp lemon juice, divided
1 measure lemon zest
10 oz dry linguine
10 oz spinach, stems removed
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

To prepare:

  1. Heat 1 tsp olive oil in a nonstick skilled over medium heat.
  2. Add almonds and saute 1 minute until light brown.
  3. Add breadcrumbs and garlic, cook 2 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in 1 Tbs lemon juice, cook 1 minute or until breadcrumbs are dry. Stir in lemon zest, remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions. Before draining pasta, add spinach to the colander first, then drain pasta on top of spinach.
  6. Immediately return pasta and spinach to the pot, tossing gently until spinach wilts.
  7. Add breadcrumb mixture to pot; toss gently. In a separate bowl, combine remaining 2 tsp olive oil, remaining 1 Tbs lemon juice, veggie broth, and salt; drizzle this mixture over the pasta in the pot, toss until well blended.
  8. Top with Parmesan cheese to taste, and serve immediately