Spinach and Tomato Pasta, a quick and easy recipe ready in well under 30 minutes. Super delicious and super simple, this dish makes a great dinner for the whole family. It's vegan and vegetarian friendly too, but can be tweaked to one's liking.
This recipe is simplicity at its best; easy to prepare, cheap, using fresh ingredients that won't break the bank, and it's a sure win with the whole family.
Packed with flavours, light, but filling, my pasta with spinach and tomatoes proves that delicious food does not need to be at all complicated. And no need to keep buying ready-made pasta sauces to enjoy a great pasta recipe.
Although this pasta dish can be enjoyed all year round, I find that it works best with the fresh summer produce, when tomatoes, spinach and basil are flavourful and plentiful.
How to make spinach and tomato pasta
I have used linguine, but any other shape works, spaghetti, fusilli, etc. Basically, whatever you have in your kitchen, you don't need to buy anything special for this dish.
- In a pan, heat up the oil, add the garlic and spring onion, cook for 30 seconds, then add the tomatoes and cook until mushy.
- Add the spinach, tomato paste, water reserved from the cooked pasta, and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper, and add basil or any other herb you like with pasta.
Tips and tricks
Fresh spinach is fantastic, but if you want to use frozen one, not a problem at all. I like using the frozen kind quite a lot, as you don't have to worry about it going sad if not used quickly.
You know me already, I love garlic. So, there is no surprise that I added quite a bit in here. It gives the dish so much more flavour, than adding salt seems unnecessary.
In fact, this is a good trick if you want to cut down on the amount of salt, use dry or fresh herbs, garlic, spring onions to make any dish stand out. Back pepper can be safely use, even in dishes that are cooked for kids.
And there you have, a glorious pasta recipe to take the burden off your shoulders when it comes to cooking a quick and easy dinner for your loved ones. Evenings can be stress free, at least where food is concerned.
Now, if you have kids and you also need to get them ready for bath and sleep before the dreaded melt-down, not having to worry for dinner will surely come in handy.
Other pasta recipes
Easy Spaghetti Bolognese (No Wine)
One-Pan Butternut Squash Sausage Pasta
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Spinach and Tomato Pasta
- ¼ packet of linguine
- 6 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cups fresh baby spinach
- 1 spring onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon tomato puree
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon basil (fresh or dry)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the linguine according to the packet instructions.
- When ready, reserve a quarter of a cup of the water pasta was cooked in, and drain the rest.
- Heat up the oil in a pan, chop the spring onion, peel and cut the garlic, and add them to the pan.
- Leave to cook for about 30 seconds, then add the chopped tomatoes and leave to cook for 3-4 minutes, until slightly mushy.
- Add the spinach, tomato puree and the water reserved from the pasta, then stir and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
- Add the pasta, basil, season to taste, remove from the heat.
- Serve hot.
- To see the measurements in cups and ounces, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
- The amount of ingredients listed can be adjusted depending on the number of servings you need, just click on the number next to SERVINGS.
Can I cook this ahead of time. Example cook in the morning and eat for dinner.
Thank you for your comment! Absolutely, you can cook it ahead of time, just pop it in the microwave to heat it up before serving, or or the stove top.
Receipe sounds nice, but I'm a bit upset about the video between the paragraphs (and popping up on its own on big screen) which features meat. Not particularly what you want to see when you think about a vegan dish.
Hi Sophia, thank you for your comment! I am afraid the video player is displayed on all posts, regardless of what recipe is featured. I am not sure I can disable it only on certain posts, since only a small amount of recipes on my blog are vegan, but I can check.