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.
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)
Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes
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.
In a pan, sauté the chopped spinach in a bit of olive oil until wilted.
Add the cooked pasta and sautéed spinach to the lemon ricotta mixture. Toss until the pasta is evenly coated.
Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves. Serve immediately.
Experiment with different pasta shapes for a varied texture.
Adjust lemon and garlic quantities to suit your taste preferences.
Check for potential allergens in ricotta cheese or pasta, adapting the recipe for dietary restrictions.