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Healthy Dinner Recipe: Spanish Spaghetti with Olives
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Spanish Spaghetti with Olives


Time: 30 minutes

Kid Pleaser: Sub chicken broth for sherry, and either omit the olives or change to milder black ones.

Serve with Pear, Date, and Manchego Salad: Arrange 1 cup gourmet salad greens on each of 4 plates. Finely chop 2 ripe Bosc pears; toss with 2 teaspoons lemon juice. Divide pears, 6 finely chopped dates, and 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts evenlyh among salads. Combine 1 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; stirk with a whisk. Drizzle evenly over salads. Top each salad with ½ ounce shaved Manchego cheese.

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