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July 6, 2015

Mediterranean Pasta

Happy #MeatlessMonday!  Thanks for kicking off your week by joining us.  As usual, I’m LinkingUp with Rachel from Running on Happy & Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama to bring you some amazing bites for your Meatless Monday meals!  Being Italian, I love pasta because it’s so versatile.

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With the exception of childhood Sunday dinners at my grandparents I like to expand the flavor profile of pasta. Those Sunday suppers always happened around the dining table with all the family over a large bowl of macaroni and gravy (spaghetti and sauce to most people), meatballs, sausage and bread and olio.  My grandfather ate pasta most days at least once during the day.  My grandmother made all kinds of combinations for him, the simplest of which was aglio e olio (garlic and oil).

So, when I make pasta, I’m never really sure how the final product will end up. It’s pretty easy to just grab some ingredients you love and throw together a quick, healthy meal that is sure to be a palate pleaser!  This Mediterranean pasta combines raw organic spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, kalamata olives, capers, parmesan and fresh mozzarella with some tagliatelle.  The oil from the sun-dried tomatoes was enough to provide flavor and moisture to the noodles.  Buon Appetito!

 

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What do you love to throw in to your pasta to make it perfect for you?

 

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For more Meatless Monday recipes, check on Meatless Monday, Tina Muir and Confessions of a Mother Runner.

6 Comments on “Mediterranean Pasta

Michelle
July 6, 2015 at 12:38 pm

I love pasta salads like this…the best is if you make enough it can last the whole week!
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Tina Muir
July 6, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Oh that is my kinda pizza! I LOVE mediterranean pizza, and I love that I can now make it at home! Thanks for linking up with us 🙂

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I love to throw in eggplant and cheese! thanks for linking up with us for Meatless Monday. Hope you will check out some of the other great recipes today
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Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs
July 6, 2015 at 4:36 pm

All my pasta salads are like this. I see what I have on hand and toss it together. Fortunately, it’s usually delicious. I have to say that now I have a hankering for some pasta aglio e olio. It’s still one of my favorites.
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Sam @ PancakeWarriors
July 6, 2015 at 5:57 pm

I love sundried tomatoes in my pasta – yum!
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Annmarie
July 6, 2015 at 8:53 pm

I just ate dinner and I’m drooling over this! Looks so yummy!
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