Sunday 1 March 2015

Posted by Judie on Sunday 1 March 2015
A simple pasta dish with tons of flavour. 

For 4 portions
  • One 400g can crushed tomatoes 
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano 
  • Pinch red pepper flakes 
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves, stems removed, chopped finely 
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large handfuls spinach, roughly chopped 
  • 1/4 cup walnuts + more to serve, roughly chopped 
Chop onion and garlic. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add in the onion and cook over low-medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add in the minced garlic and cook on low for another 4-5 minutes until the onion is translucent. Add in the oregano, salt, chilli and black pepper to taste. Stir well. Cook on low for a few minutes. Now add in the can of crushed tomatoes, and chopped basil. Stir and bring to a low boil and then simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Stir in the chopped walnuts and the chopped spinach. Cook for about 10 minutes longer on medium-low. Serve over pasta and garnish with basil leaves and additional walnuts. 

Adapted from Original Recipe

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