Friday, July 29, 2011

Popeye Pasta

Want to trick yourself or your kids into eating a bag full of spinach ? Its simple, take some basil, spinach, EVOO, Asiago Cheese, blend it up, pour over some wheat pasta, and voila' you have Popeye Pesto Pasta!
Yummmmm.....Green Goodness!!!

The Starting Line-Up:
 One bundle of Fresh Basil; One Bag of Fresh Baby Spinach;
 About a 2inch piece of Asiago Cheese; 1/4 cup of EVOO

 Put all of the dry ingredients ( Basil, Spinach,& Cheese) into a food processor. Finely chop, then slowly add the EVOO until you have reached your desired thickness. The addition of the Asiago gives the pesto a creamy, nutty taste. You can also add some toasted pine nuts for an additional nuttiness.

This is the final product. The Popeye Pesto is a GREAT way to get  healthy greens into your diet without eating like a rabbit.

I chose to pair my Popeye Pesto with some fresh sauteed shrimp and some whole what pasta.

In a pan with a small amount of EVOO, I use a spray, Saute the shrimp until slightly pink.

I then finish cooking the shrimp with some of the Popeye Pesto so that the flavors have time to marry.
Meanwhile, boil a pot of whole wheat pasts.
Tip: add some of the starchy cooking liquid from the pasta to the shrimp to help make the sauce thicken.

To finish, toss the whole wheat pasta with the shrimp and Popeye Pesto. Serve, enjoy, and watch those muscles grow!!

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