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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
4 (2-cup) servings.
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Reserve 3 tablespoons pasta water; drain pasta. Combine reserved pasta water, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and lemon juice in a small bowl; set aside.

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  • While pasta cooks, place a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add almonds and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted. Set almonds aside.

  • Coat skillet with cooking spray; add remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Return to medium-high heat until oil is hot. Cut onion slices in half; add onion and garlic to skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, 4 minutes or until tender. Add spinach, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes; stir in almonds, salt, and pepper. Stir in reserved pasta water mixture. Add pasta, and toss gently. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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This recipe doesn't have a thick sauce. So, adding some of the pasta water back to the pasta mixture helps the pasta stay moist.

Source

Cooking Light Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Quick and Easy Cookbook

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; calories from fat 14%; fat 6g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0g; protein 13.2g; carbohydrates 69.2g; fiber 4.5g; cholesterol 0mg; iron 0mg; sodium 328mg; calcium 0mg.
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