This is a great alternative to a traditional alfredo pasta sauce. It is simple to put together and makes for a really tasty, light summer meal. This dish is one of my son’s favorites.

Serves 3-4


 Whole grain pasta for 3 – 4 people (fettuccini, spaghetti or penne would work well)

 1 tbsp. of butter

 3-4 cloves of garlic

 2 big handfuls of cremini mushrooms chopped

 4-6 cups of baby spinach

 Pinch of nutmeg

 Sea salt to taste

 1 1⁄2 cups plain yoghurt

  1. Cook pasta and set aside
  2. Sauté garlic and mushrooms in butter until soft
  3. Add spinach, nutmeg, and salt and cover for 5 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat and place spinach mixture in a bowl
  4. Add yogurt to spinach mixture and blend with hand blender until smooth
  5. Toss cooked pasta in sauce and serve immediately

Other options (I like to add in some of the following ingredients to make for a more colorful, substantial meal):

  • Grilled chicken cut into strips
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Cherry tomatoes halved
  • Lightly steamed broccoli cut into small florets