Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Lemon + Ricotta + Green Things from the Fridge
One of the benefits of occasionally working from home is making whatever I want for lunch. Granted, on busy days, which are frequent, I just grab what I can in the shortest time possible, but once in awhile a nice lunch comes together with the groceries I happen to find in the fridge. This one was inspired by a meal out at a favorite local Italian spot and is really simple. Fresh pasta is cooked in boiling salted water for about 2 minutes, then drizzled with a mix of lemon juice, lemon zest, a bit of parmesan and olive oil. Then I topped it with lightly sauteed asparagus and spinach, a dollop of fresh ricotta (the cheese lover in me couldn't resist) and a sprinkle of pine nuts. YUM!