Pasta and Vegetables with Garlic and Olive Oil
1/2 package/box of tomato-basil spaghetti
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 or 3 large cloves of fresh garlic (minced/chopped well)
1/2 cup thinly sliced or grated carrots
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 small zucchini grated
salt and lots of black pepper (to taste)
seasoned 809]croutons as a garnish
This is how I do it:
While waiting for the water to boil, I chop and grate and prepare.
I put the chopped garlic in a small dish with the olive oil and let it soak.
When the spaghetti is almost done, I steam the baby spinach until wilted.
Drain the pasta, and toss with the wilted spinach, carrots, zucchini, and olive oil/garlic mixture. Toss and coat well with the oil.
Add salt and black pepper to taste, and toss in some seasoned croutons, serve immediately.