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Warm Pasta Salad with Pecans and Spinach

National Pecan Shellers Association
Categories: Pasta, Salads, Vegetarian
National Pecan Shellers Association
Step 1
8 oz • Rigatoni • cooked
1/4 cup • Italian or Greek salad dressing
2 tbsp • Olive oil
1/2 cup • Sweet onion • chopped
1 • Garlic clove • minced
5 oz • Baby spinach
5 oz • Ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp • Kosher salt
• Ground black pepper • to taste
1/2 cup • Pecans • toasted
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Transfer it to large bowl and toss with the dressing. Keep warm.

In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil and sauté onions 3 to 4 minutes until they begin to become translucent. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute longer, stirring constantly.

Add the spinach to the onions and garlic and sauté until it begins to wilt, in about 2 to 3 minutes. Combine with pasta and mix in ricotta cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Top with toasted pecans.


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