You may think I am referring to the spinach, but really our newest “ingredient” is Kate Grimaldi. Standing just 5 feet tall, don’t let her small size fool you! University of Michigan student-athlete, she is a dynamo in more ways than one. Majoring in Communications, her plan is to help me get the word out about our new BonaChia™ Pasta. To top things off, she is 50% Italian and can never get enough pasta! The absolute perfect intern!
To demonstrate how simple it is to get a healthy pasta dish on the table in 3 minutes, here is what I cooked up for her. She says that this style of cooking is going to change the lives of her teammates. That’s what I love….changing lives!
BonaChia™ Pasta for One
Yield: 1 serving
Handful of Al Dente® BonaChia Pasta (1/4 bag).
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Handful of baby spinach (pre-washed, rough chopped)
1 roasted red pepper from a jar (chopped)
Handful of chopped walnuts
¼ teaspoon coarse salt (do not use fine table salt)
1. In a beautiful bowl, start with one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Add rough chopped spinach, chopped red pepper, toasted walnuts, and minced garlic. Toss.
2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta.
3. Using a small ladle, scoop out 1/4 cup of the pasta water and add to the spinach bowl. Toss.
4. Drain pasta, add to the spinach bowl, and toss all together. Add a little cracked pepper for some flavor and bon appetite!
This recipe doesn’t require any cooking other than boiling water! If you like garlic, then a teeny bit of minced garlic is a great addition. Be sure to check out our other 3 in 3 recipes: Three Ingredients in just 3 minutes!
For the record, Kate ate it all and loved every bite!