April 19, 2012

Baby Spinach, Tomato and Garlic Pasta

 This was the first recipe that I EVER made. My mum would make it all the time when I was younger. It was my favourite pasta dish and is still my favourite recipe today. It seriously takes me about 10 minutes to make. You can prepare all of the ingredients while the angel hair is cooking. I have never really used a recipe as I normally just throw in as much as I can while the pasta is cooking. You don't need to follow the recipe religiously, just use it as a guide to your liking. But, make sure that you serve it with lemon wedges. The lemon and salt and pepper combination is AMAZING.  I have leftovers in the fridge right now... I am going to go and eat some. Weeeee! 
The chilli is optional... it is there if you want some heat! You can always substitute with red pepper flakes if you do not have any fresh red chillis. Note: Please beware, this is highly addictive. I ate three massive bowls last night and was still wanting more!

 serves 4

     300g angel hair pasta
     3 cloves garlic, minced
     1/2 cup basil, chopped
     3-4 cups baby spinach
     4 cups diced tomato
     1 red chilli, and minced
     Olive oil
     Salt and pepper
     Lemon wedges to serve
     Vegan parmesan to serve

  1. Cook angel hair pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Toss garlic, basil, baby spinach, tomato and chilli in a large bowl.
  3. Add a little drizzle of olive oil.
  4. Take pasta off heat and drain once ready.
  5. Add to the bowl with the fresh yum yums.
  6. Drizzle olive oil in to coat. Toss carefully to combine.
  7. Serve with salt and pepper and squeeze on the lemon wedges.

  • Don't forget that angel hair cooks very quickly.
  • You can substitute red chilli for dried red chilli flakes if needed.
  • De-seed the chilli for less heat.


  1. This looks like a PERFECT meal!

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks! I know... it absolutely amazing. It is so quick and yummy!

  2. Love the sound of this dish. Did you do a typo in the title? Only it says 'rocket' and the recipe lists 'baby spinach'... I love (and grow) both but just wondering what you used.
    Thanks, Nina

    1. Hi Nina.... hehehehehe it sure is! That is so funny because I check over the posts so many times before publishing and I keep continuing to see mistakes :) Thanks for the heads up! I normally use baby spinach... I just like the taste and the texture better. But you can use rocket if you desire :) Thanks for your comment.