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Baby Spinach: everything about it

Baby Spinach arrived in Europe in the 11th century from South-Eastern Asia. It is rich in vitamins and mineral salts; it has laxative properties and improves heart and pancreas health.

It is excellent for skin treatments such as compresses, especially to cure burns and heal wounds.

Have you ever tried Baby Spinach Pesto? It is a mixture similar to the filling in Ricotta cheese & spinach ravioli. Let’s see together a recipient that will make you lick your chops!

Fusilli pasta with Baby Spinach pesto

  • 200 grams Fusilli pasta
  • 450 grams Baby Spinach
  • 80 grams Ricotta cheese
  • evo oil q.s.
  • Onion to season
  • ½ Garlic clove
  • Salt and black pepper to season

How to do

Boil the Baby Spinach in salted water. When cooked, turn the heat off and leave it in the boiler for 1 minute. Then, drain it, cool down and squeeze dry.

Mince the garlic and the onion, add them to the spinach, and brown over low heat for a couple of minutes. Then, put the spinach in a mixer with salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil and mix until you get the mixture.

Using a fork, continue to mix and let it rest. In the meanwhile, cook pasta and then drain it to the bite. Add the Baby Spinach pesto and add, if you want, Parmesan.

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