Quick Sun-dried Tomato Olive and Spinach Pasta

Perfect for those nights where you are not inspired or super crunched for time, this Quick Sun-dried Tomato Olive and Spinach Pasta is ready in just as much time as it take to cook a pot of spaghetti. The true kicker is it’s so good, it’s totally company-worthy! 

Perfect for those nights where you are not inspired or super crunched for time, this Quick Sun-dried Tomato Olive and Spinach Pasta is ready in just as much time as it take to cook a pot of spaghetti. The real kicker is it's so good, it's totally company-worthy!

If there was one dish that I would absolutely not mind eating every single week, and even several times a week, it would be this one. In fact, I always make sure to have all the ingredients needed to make it on hand, in my fridge and pantry.  

This beauty has instantly become a big favorite in this household, and with reason. I mean, not only does this dish come together super quickly (you’ll probably have to wait on your pasta being ready before you can toss them in with the rest of the stuff) but it’s also crazy delicious. So good in fact, it’s totally company worthy. Especially if said company happens to show up last minute and unannounced. No big deal. If that happens, just do a double, or even triple batch. Be warned though: if you serve them this Sun-dried Tomato Olive and Spinach Pasta, there’s a good chance that they’ll make a habit of showing up on the fly like that. 

And if you’re cooking just for yourself, you can just as easily halve the recipe. Or do a full batch and reheat the leftovers later. 

Seriously this is a recipe you will want to know by heart – and won’t have a hard time learning either! 

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Arugula Pesto Linguine with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Arugula Pesto is a very decent, super tasty and much more affordable alternative to your traditional basil pesto! Served with pasta, paired with sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts, it makes for a truly winning combination.

Arugula Pesto is a very decent, super tasty and much more affordable alternative to traditional basil pesto! Served with pasta, paired with sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts, it makes for a truly winning combination.

If you’ve ever made traditional basil pesto from scratch, then you know just how expensive this can get. Especially if you don’t happen to be growing your own basil… Indeed, this highly aromatic and delicate herb can become quite pricey if you have to buy it at the grocery store, and LOADS are needed to make a good pesto.

Arugula Pesto is a very economical and equally tasty alternative, if you ask me! Of course, the flavor is not exactly the same as the original, but it’s still very flavorful, super fresh and crazy simple to make. This version also uses walnuts instead of the super pricey pine nuts that traditional pesto calls for. I chose to save the precious nuts and use them whole as a key player in the dish itself. They’re put to much better use that way, trust me! At least you get to fully appreciate their creamy texture and rich buttery flavor!

The addition of a handful of sun dried tomatoes puts the finishing touch on this quick, easy and unpretentious pasta dish. Really, it’s simplicity at its best!

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