I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Light Ham and Walnut Pasta

When you're in a hurry... when aren't you?

4 cups penne
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 sliced green onions, both the white and green parts
1 lemon, about 1 tsp zest and 1/4 cup juice 
1  1/2 cups cooked ham, sliced or chopped
2 handfuls of your favourite greens, like spinach or arugula
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Shredded parmesan and black pepper to serve

Heat olive oil to medium in a pan and add garlic and the white slices of green onion. Very lightly brown then turn heat to low and add the ham, the green slices of green onion, walnuts and lemon zest. Mix together and leave heat on low while the pasta cooks.
Once the pasta is ready, drain then toss with the olive oil mixture, along with the greens and lemon juice. Give it a few grinds of pepper and top with shredded parmesan cheese.

Serves 4

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