Trumpets with Spinach and Lemon Dressing

  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • 1 pound Pasta (Trumpets)
  • 2 tablespoon Butter
  • 0.5 pound Baby Spinach
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 0.25 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Peel, finely grated
  • 0.75 cup Whole Raw Almonds, chopped and toasted
  • 1 pound Mozzarella or Feta Cheese, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 0.33 cup Olive Oil
  1. Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally
  2. Melt butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat
  3. Add garlic; sauté until soft, about 2 minutes
  4. Add lemon juice and lemon peel
  5. Drain pasta; transfer to large bowl
  6. Place spinach and almonds atop hot pasta
  7. Pour hot lemon mixture over spinach
  8. Toss until spinach is wilted, about 1 minute
  9. Top pasta with feta or mozzarella cheese, sprinkle with salt and pepper
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