Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes
Who would have thought a little chopped spinach would be so temperamental?
Why This Recipe Works
To take advantage of summer produce, we wanted to make a pasta dish that kept the flavors bright. For ease, we opt for baby spinach, and we start by wilting a generous 16 cups in the microwave. Squeezing out the moisture and chopping the spinach prevents a watery, slimy dish. Chopped tomatoes need less than 20 minutes in the pan with some garlic, olive oil, tomato paste, and red pepper flakes to turn them into a sauce that still has fresh-tomato flavor. A final dose of pungent pecorino cheese adds depth to this vegetable pasta.