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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hill Country Vegetarian~ Spinach filled Ravioli with Asparagus Tips!


Ravioli have been called 'pillows' of Italian love. Makes you want to have a pillow celebration!

Spinach is one of my husband's favorite green leaf vegetables. And Oh the applause whenever he gets to eat spinach filled ravioli with a chunky fresh tomato sauce and asparagus tips on the side.  Its practically vegetarian but he does not even know it as this luscious meal passes in front of his eyes bringing a happy smile.

For this dish, you will need to buy or make spinach filled ravioli. The Brainy Gourmet is about being fast and frugal so there is no problem stopping off at the local deli to grab a few ravioli on the way home. A few good brands can also be located in the frozen section of some grocers.

What to do? Boil some salted water to cook the ravioli in. Take a skillet, pour in some olive oil and add seasonings: red pepper flakes, garlic powder, rosemary, mint and oregano or basil. On med heat, stir fry a good handful of medium length fresh washed young asparagus.

Next, check the water, if it is rolling, add the ravioli. Back to the asparagus, once they start to blacken on the tips, remove from heat and in the same skillet pour in one small can of diced tomatoes. Let them sizzle away on moderately high heat for 5-6 min. At this time, the ravioli should be tender and ready to be drained.


Ladle the ravioli onto a low lipped serving plate, top with tomato sauce and lay the asparagus along the side.

~ Tutti a Tavola!



*The Brainy Gourmet encourages everyone to follow their own dietary needs. The Brainy Gourmet does not take any position regarding diet nor does the Brainy Gourmet advise anyone regarding their personal diet.

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