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Spinach, Artichoke and Tuna Tortellini Salad

Savor the flavors of spinach and artichokes tossed with cheese tortellini, tuna and a lemon and EVOO dressing.

Ingredients

  • 1 box organic frozen chopped spinach (10 ounces)

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 pound cheese tortellini

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped

  • 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 can artichokes hearts in water (14 ounces), drained, quartered

  • Nutmeg

  • 1 can line-caught tuna (5 ounces), drained and flaked

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped

Preparation

Defrost the spinach in the microwave, wring it dry and separate the leaves.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the tortellini and cook according to the package directions. Drain and let cool.

In a large skillet, heat the EVOO, two turns of the pan, and butter over medium heat. Add the shallot and garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the artichokes and spinach; season with a little salt and pepper and a hint of freshly grated nutmeg.

Add the tuna and pasta to a bowl. Top with the spinach and artichokes. Dress with the lemon juice and thyme. Serve or refrigerate for later.

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