We’ve paired a ricotta spinach pasta with a fresh chunky tomato sauce for a healthy, satisfying side or main dish. Add some hot crusty bread and a salad and you have yourself a simple, rustic weekday meal. It’s quick to prepare and even quicker if you use leftover fresh tomato sauce or your favourite bottled sauce. The tomato sauce in this recipe (which we use all the time) is a very easy and basic one, but excellent when you use good quality canned tomatoes, good olive oil and fresh garlic. For this pasta dish, we leave it chunky.
The creamy mild ricotta contrasts nicely with the acidity of tomato sauce. We like to add some chili flakes to our tomato sauce to give it a bit of a kick, but you can, of course, leave out the spice or even add other options like basil or onions.