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Whole Wheat Pasta with Artichokes and Spinach

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

1 1/2
tablespoons olive oil
6
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons capers
2
cups (16 ounces) artichoke hearts
1/3
cup white cooking wine
Zest of one lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2
cup fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
1
(14.5 ounce) package spaghetti comprehensive
1
teaspoon of oil (for the pasta water)
1
package fresh spinach or frozen spinach
Parmesan cheese (optional)
Slices of grilled salmon (optional)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350.4
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Sodium
648.9mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate
63.1g
21%
Dietary Fiber
7.6g
30%
Sugars
3.1g
Protein
13.2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
41.90%
42%
Calcium
11%
11%
Iron
19.20%
19%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

Don’t forget to follow the instructions on the package of pasta. Whole-wheat pasta requires more time than traditional pasta.

Mix the sauce in with the pasta in the pot to spread the flavors evenly.

You can use fresh spinach or sautéed frozen Green Giant spinach as a bed for the pasta with a bit of olive oil and mashed garlic.

Directions

  • 1 Pour the oil into a medium pan and add the garlic once the oil is hot. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the capers, artichoke hearts, mix well with a wooden spoon and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • 2 Add the wine, the zest and juice, salt and pepper. Lower the heat and let the wine reduce fro 10 minutes more, add the basil and stir well. Remove from the fire.
  • 3 In the meantime, prepare the pasta. Add a pot to the stove with water and 1 teaspoon of oil. When the water boils, add the pasta and cook at medium heat for 11 minutes or the time required by the packaging.
  • 4 Strain the pasta in a colander, return it to the pot, add the sauce, stir in a folding motion and serve over a bed of spinach (fresh, sautéed or steamed).
  • 5 Add a slice of salmon to complete the dish and satisfy your appetite. Cook the salmon on the grill with salt and dill.

Eating well doesn’t mean eating less. You can enjoy your favorite dishes in moderation. Start your day with a good breakfast and keep a balanced diet for the rest of the day. Today I’m sharing a smart and tasty recipe with nutritious and delicious ingredients that give your body the energy it needs. This recipe is for whole-wheat pasta and sauce with artichokes, capers and lemon, along with other ingredients. The pasta is served on a bed of spinach, creating a complete dish with all the necessary nutritious properties.

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Martha Salas Martha Salas
September 22, 2015

Eating well doesn’t mean eating less. You can enjoy your favorite dishes in moderation. Start your day with a good breakfast and keep a balanced diet for the rest of the day. Today I’m sharing a smart and tasty recipe with nutritious and delicious ingredients that give your body the energy it needs. This recipe is for whole-wheat pasta and sauce with artichokes, capers and lemon, along with other ingredients. The pasta is served on a bed of spinach, creating a complete dish with all the necessary nutritious properties.