Eating your spinach can be rather graceless sometimes: spinach is not the easiest vegetable to digest for some… The target here is to get our iron in a refreshing salad that would turn a nutritional obligation into a pure pleasure.
Laziness Factor: 2
[where 0 is dropping a coin and 4 is finding Atlantis]
Ingredients for 4 servings:
– 500g wholewheat fusilli (or less)
– 200-250g fresh spinach
– 200g boiled chicken breast fillet
– 30g pine nuts
– 100g grated hard cheese
– olive oil, balsamic vinegar
Boil the chicken and let it cool down.
Then boil the pasta in salted water until al dente.
Place the spinach in a bowl and add some vinegar.
Add olive oil, too.
Add the cheese and the pine nuts.
Cut the chicken in pieces and add them into the bowl.
Drain the fusilli and add them in the salad bowl as well. Season with pepper and salt.
Mix everything and serve! Refreshing, healthy and it gives you power: that is a fine salad.
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The recipe presented above is Fusilli salad with spinach and chicken and it belongs to the salad category.
Pasta is a great ingredient for quick and delicious dishes. Perfect pasta dishes don't always have to be hard to prepare. According to Lazy Pasta there is "an easy pasta recipe for every human on the planet".
Although it's hard to tell which country pasta originates from (whether it's Italy or China), the history of pasta is long and interesting.
Truth be told, pasta has become popular as an ingredient of the Italian cuisine and it forms part of the Mediterranean diet. Pasta dishes can be ordered and devoured in various Italian restaurants all around the world.
The secret of the pasta may lie in its simplicity. It is usually made of white flour or wheat flour, but today we also have the options of whole wheat pasta and, more recently, gluten-free pasta.
Then again, the list of ingredients that can be used in a pasta recipe is endless; The sauce can be anything for a simple tomato sauce to bechamel sauce, white sauce with cream or other dressings. Garlics and onions are great friends of pasta, vegetables and other greens like parsley, dill, spinach, zucchini, peppers, broccoli and mint can be found in various recipes, while cheese is an absolute ticket to success, either grated, sliced or baked on top.
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