Simple Weeknight Pasta

If you follow me on my Instagram stories, you know that most nights I whip up some pasta and mix whatever veggies I have on hand in with it. It is my go-to busy weeknight dinner. 

Spinach is a wonderful green because it literally can be mixed in any dish and it works. Every now and then, if I stock up on spinach, I try to hand a handful of it to all of my meals (smoothies, avocado toast, sauteed in a grain bowl, salads, on pizzas, or mixed with pasta!) I always have cauliflower and olives in my fridge so they are easy grab and go ingredients for this dish!

Simple Weeknight Pasta
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Simple Weeknight Pasta
  • 1 box pasta
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 2 tablespoons kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • juice of half a lemon
1) Preheat the oven the 400 degrees. Place the cauliflower florets on a baking sheet. Dress with 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Bake the cauliflower for 30 minutes.2) Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add pasta. Cook for 8-10 minutes. Drain.3) Add cooked pasta, roasted cauliflower, olives, and spinach to a large mixing bowl. Add remaining olive oil and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4-6 servings
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