Florentine is a fancy name for foods served with spinach. Take your pesto pasta a notch by adding spinach and grilled chicken as a side, you’ll be easily transported to an Italian countryside cafe!
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 1/2 tablespoons pesto
2 tablespoons olive oil or chilli oil
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons fresh cream
1 cup spinach leaves
250g Pasta Joy linguine pasta
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
Cook pasta in a large pot of salted, boiling water until done, roughly 8 minutes. Pasta must be al dente. Drain.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add pesto, onion, spinach and salt and pepper. Cook about five minutes, or until onions are soft. Swirl in cream and bring to a slight boil.
Add pasta into the pot and swirl around in pesto sauce until coated. Adjust seasoning and stir in grated cheese. Serve alongside grilled chicken breasts
Do enjoy this delicious recipe.