Lemon, Ricotta, and Spinach Pasta

Lemon, Ricotta, and Spinach Pasta

Background and History

Embark on a culinary adventure with Lemon, Ricotta, and Spinach Pasta, a dish that combines the fresh and vibrant flavors of lemon with the creamy richness of ricotta. Rooted in Italian-inspired cuisine, this pasta offers a harmonious blend of citrusy zest and comforting creaminess.

Ingredients

8 oz pasta of your choice

1 cup fresh spinach, washed and chopped

1 cup ricotta cheese

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Grated Parmesan cheese (for garnish)

Fresh basil leaves (for garnish)

Serves

2-4

Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Instructions

Cook Pasta

Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.

Prepare Lemon Ricotta Mixture

In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.

Sauté Spinach

In a pan, sauté the chopped spinach in a bit of olive oil until wilted.

Combine Ingredients

Add the cooked pasta and sautéed spinach to the lemon ricotta mixture. Toss until the pasta is evenly coated.

Serve

Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 400

Protein: 15g

Fat: 20g

Carbohydrates: 40g

Fiber: 4g

Notes

Experiment with different pasta shapes for a varied texture.

Adjust lemon and garlic quantities to suit your taste preferences.

Allergy Warning

Check for potential allergens in ricotta cheese or pasta, adapting the recipe for dietary restrictions.

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