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1/2 pound ricotta-stuffed ravioli

1 bunch thin asparagus, cut on deep bias (angle)

10 ounce bag organic peas, thawed overnight in refrigerator

3 - 4 big handfuls baby spinach, washed (any stems removed - optional)

a couple splashes of extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted

fine grain sea salt

Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Prep all of your ingredients ahead of time - cut asparaus, wash spinach, etc.
Into an extra-large
pot of well-salted boiling water add the raviolis. After a few minutes, when a couple of the raviolis
begin to float, add the asparagus and peas. Because the asparagus is thin and the peas aren't frozen,
you'll need to cook them only for about a minute - really quick, just enough to brighten up the peas
and give the asparagus a touch of tenderness.

Drain everything into a large colander. Immediately transfer to a large bowl, add the spinach and pine
nuts, and gently toss with a couple big splashes of olive oil and a pinch or two of salt. Serve in a big
bowl or on a simple platter with a bit shaved Parmesan crumbled on top.

Serves 4 to 6.

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