Here's a quick and easy meal that delivers a gourmet-quality taste. The combination of garlic and Limoneira® lemon livens the rich blend of pasta and spinach. The sharp contrast of feta cheese and black pepper completes the delicious flavor blend.
Cook the pasta in a pot of salted water until al dente - still firm and not too soft.
As the pasta is cooking, you can rinse and chop the spinach. Shake off all but a few drops of water, and add to a saucepan with a pinch of salt. Cook over a medium heat until wilted, and keep warm until the pasta is done if necessary.
When the pasta is done, drain.
Add the olive oil to a skillet at a medium-high setting. Saute the garlic 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant.
Add the lemon juice and zest, stirring to blend.
Add the spinach and pasta to the pot, turning it over with a spatula until the mixture is blended, and heated thoroughly.
The feta cheese, black pepper and salt should be added last, turning the mixture over gently until just heated through.
Note: You can of course substitute any type of pasta with this dish.