Campanelle Pasta with Tomatoes, Spinach and a hint of lemon

Campanelle in Italian means "BellFlowers".The edges of this pasta are fluted and has is hollow in the center for holding the sauce.This is very "Holiday-ish" looking Pasta.

I personally like pasta dishes with little or no sauce. This is a taste that I have acquired over years. Just a dash of Olive Oil will do for me.

I did not add any sauce to this dish as I wanted it to be light.So I tossed it with Sauteed Spinach, Grape Tomatoes and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.I also add lemon zest to enhance the flavors in the dish.

1 lb Campanelle Pasta (I used Barilla)
1 box Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, Halved
1 Block of Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, cubed
1 Bag of Spinach, preferably used in Salads
2 tbsps Italian Seasoning
2 Garlic Cloves,crushed
1tbsp of Lemon Zest from 2 fresh lemons
  • Add Salt and bring 6 Quarts of water to a rolling boil.
  • Add the pasta and cook for about 10 minutes, uncovered
  • If you want more soft/tender pasta, cook for an additional 1 min
  • Heat a table spoon of Extra Virgin olive oil in a saucepan and saute the Spinach until wilted
  • Add Garlic and Tomatoes and cook for 3 min
  • Stir in the Seasoning
  • Add the Mozzarella Cubes and lemon zest
  • Add the remaining table spoon of EVOO and toss all the ingredients.

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Ciao,
K

9 comments:

Apu said...

Lovely dish!!

Prathibha said...

Pasta looks superb yumm..:)

Sayantani said...

campanelle pasta is a very pretty one. and love your recipe too.

Priya said...

Feel like finishing that whole bowl,makes me hungry..

Rachana said...

I love pasta and this looks so refreshing and yumm.

Ramya said...

Mmmmmm..Mouthwatering!!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummm...
would love it anytime....

Chaitanya said...

looks very yummy ...
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CuisineHOUzz said...

Hai Sri,very colorful pasta recipe,looks great and also geared me to taste it.

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