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    RECIPE: Marinara Plus Spinach Ravioli

    Marinara Plus Spinach Ravioli

    Quick and Easy Week Night Meal

    Everyone loves an easy dinner and what's easier than a 6 ingredient meal with only a few minutes of prep time? A simple spin to a classic ravioli dish. Pair this Marinara Plus dish with a mellow Chianti since our tomato sauce is made with Carmelina brand San Marzano Tomatoes which are low in acidity and smoother than most.

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 1 bag Fresh Baby Spinach 

    • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice

    • Salt to taste

    • 1 18-ounce bag Spinach Ricotta Ravioli

    • ½ cup Parmesano cheese (grated or shaved)

    • ReadtheLabl Marinara Plus

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. Prepare a pot of water to boil for ravioli. 
    2. Wash and lightly steam one big handful of spinach per person; drain, cover, and set aside. (We prefer to pat the spinach dry after draining to eliminate all water)
    3. Pour Marinara Plus into sauté pan. Warm on low heat while you prepare the next steps. (Note: to not bring to a boil to preserve nutrients)
    4. Cook your favorite spinach or cheese ravioli according to directions and drain.
    5. Place steam spinach on the center of the plate and sprinkle with lemon juice and a touch of salt to taste.
    6. Add ravioli and top with ReadtheLabl Marinara Plus.
    7. Sprinkle with Parmesano cheese and voila!

    FOR THE ADULTS!

    Wine pairing: 

    Chianti is the obvious choice with a marinara sauce, but since our sauces are made with Carmelina Brand San Marzano tomatoes, which naturally have a lower acidity and smoother taste that all of the others we sampled, you don’t need to battle that acidity with a bold wine. 

    A simple approach would be lighter red likePinot Noir or light Sangiovese (be sure and don’t go Sideways with Merlot) or maybe a crispySauvignon Blanc (for the white wine lovers). For a more adventurous white wine endeavor look for a Northern Italian white wine like a dry Erbaluce (from the Piedmont region North of Turin), but make note to not grab the dessert Erbaluce wine; or try a white Friulano which will also easily accompany this delicate, yet simple and very nutritious vegan meal (sans the cheese of course).

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